*flameproof jacket on* swapped my Audi for a...
^^not my motor but mine looks identical.
Well I have been getting pretty bored of my A3 for a little while now, and I had initially planned to get a bigger car with at least 6 cylinders and preferable not FWD.
Test drove a couple of V6 Jags and Alfas, but then I spotted the little smart roadster.. had never considered one and my mind kept telling my "come off it mate its a smart car" but I decided to take it for a spin anyway..what a hoot! :redface: :redface:
Did a bit of research and decided it was the car for me, 0.7 litre 3 cylinder mid-mounted engine, 80 BHP and RWD whilst it isnt the fastest car in the world the fact that I live,work and do 90% of my driving in central London...well it just makes a lot of sense.
Picked one up with heated leather, electric windows, hood and mirrors, air con, cd, cruise control, auto lights, rain sensors, computer, flappy paddle gear box thingy all the toys basically havent stopped grinning since I bought it and the thing is so cheap to run, tax and insure (plus my residence parking permit has gone down by 50%)
The only downer is its CO2 emissions band (122g/km) whilst low is just 2 grammes from qualifying for the £35 a year road tax and from 2008 free congestion charge :( :keule:
Anyway thats it, Im gone..