In the last six months, it's been in and out of the garage for niggly little issues, but when they are added up, they no doubt cost more than the car was worth. So a week ago, we started talking more seriously about a replacement. Probably need to look at doing it in the new year we said.
Then on Friday, Mr D saw a car he liked on the website of a dealership in the village that has an excellent reputation. On Saturday we went to look at it. On Sunday, we sorted out the finance.
On Monday, we got the nod.
This afternoon, Mr D said a fond farewell to his old friend, and we welcomed this new beast (NIssan Qashqai) into our lives...
Apparently Mr D has called it 'Chonky'.
If it means that Mr D is driving on the motorway every day in a bigger, safer and more reliable car, I'll call it whatever he wants! :D