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So hey, I have a new (to me) car! Not the biggest news in the world, I’ll admit that, but big news in my world I can tell you. It’s another Cavalier and is some 12 years old, but for just a hundred and fifty quid (that means UK pounds in case you don’t know), it was a bargain.

No money actually changed hands in this case though. The car was part of a debt pay off and the MOT test plus the welding needed to get it through that, was paid for by me offering to design the garages website for free. Sounds like a dodgy deal, but in actual fact, this car is the most un-dodgy vehicle I have ever owned.

It’s got anti lock braking, power steering, fuel injection, central locking, a sun roof, electrical heated and operated mirrors and best of all… electric windows! I have never had a car with electric windows before! Perhaps the fact that I am so excited about having a car with electric windows will demonstrate just how bad all my previous vehicles were. Even the last car I had (which by my standards was considered as sensible), had the annoying habit of filling the passenger side foot well with water when it rained. But not my new car. No, this new car is actually pretty darn posh for me!

Perhaps though, it is about time I had a sensible car though. A four door hatchback with electric windows is surely what all sensible folk my age should be driving. I could fit my kids, my wife, our dog and the in laws in this car at a push! However there is one small thing lacking from my new found sensibleness…. that would be the statutory kids, wife, dog and in laws. Somehow I have managed to stave them off up to this point, but maybe the worm has turned? Maybe the sensible blue car with electric windows is the landmark that will hail an all new sensible period in the life of Simon Jones. After all I am 30 now!

I suppose now I have the sensible car I should consider… [Click here to continue reading this article at ‘Meanwhile’]