Good morning all, I am pleased to announce that I am now the proud owner of a 2004 147 2.0L Selespeed. Milage; 57,000m.
Actually, I bought it for my girlfriend, but hey – I’ll get some pleasure from it nonetheless.
So a little story as to how I came about acquiring this black beauty!
The last car I bought my girlfriend was a 306 TDi… Tidy little car with a little bit of poke (but not too much as it was a step-up in performance from her previous car; an old Micra).
Within 2 weeks of ownership of the Pug, she scraped and dented the whole left-side of the car whist turning into a high-walled driveway!
Well, none too impressed, I told her that it is her car and she had to handle the embarrassment of driving the thing around in a sorry-looking state – so, tough!
Anyway… that was some time ago now and whilst the little 306 is still running beautifully, it is time to get rid (she nags about wanting something a little more ‘special’ to run around in).
So, on Saturday I set out to find a suitable replacement with a budget of around £2-3k, with a mind to purchase an Audi A3 or similar that she could feel happier in.
Whilst kicking wheels in various dealerships (having already trawled the internet the night before) I came across a gleaming black beauty… A 147 in her prime, polished, sexy and alluring!
Immediately I was taken by her and the excitement levels grew inside me at the prospect of her face when she saw it.
The interior; sumptuous and inviting… Pangs of jealousy beating in my chest at the thought of buying this car for SOMEONE ELSE!!
All thoughts of ‘but it’s an Alpha
’ and ‘it is just going to break down all the time’ were wrestled aside by desire and lust!
I took her for a brief spin and put her through her paces; LOVED every millisecond of it.
Needless to say, I bit the dealer’s arm off.
I collect the car tonight after work as I didn’t have the cash on me at the time and just left a reasonable deposit down so-as to secure the purchase.
I can feel a pleasant weekend on its way!