Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: United Kingdom
County: Tyne and Wear
Out with the old (with a bang), in with the new
Out with the old...
A few weeks ago, on a country road, I had a moment that I'm not particularly proud of and slid my red, Ph1 twinny into a parked transit. It was quite a bang (and my first ever accident, big or small, after 15 years on the road).
The result was that both vehicles were written off, the police invited me to a driver awareness course, and my insurance will be somewhat pricier for a while.
On the plus side, no one was hurt - I had a tiny bruise on my hip - so I can feel very lucky. I've had a few cold sweat moments thinking 'what if's since the accident!!!
(I must say too that the policeman who dealt with me was very fair and reasonable - hence the driving course rather than a court date!)
But it was a sad end for my beloved GTV...
In with the new...
Yesterday I picked up a black, ph2, lusso twinnie, with red leather interior. It's a '99 V reg with less than 60K on the clock, 2 previous owners, and all the original Alfa tools in the boot. Hoorah! I'm back!
I had a huge, huge smile on my face for the entire 80 mile journey to bring it home.