My old and (quite literally) battered Volvo has finally completely died. It had been deteriorating for quite a while, but it had got a lot worse with the amount of mileage I'm doing (often going from Arbroath to Edinburgh and back two or three times a week and going from Arbroath to Forfar and back at least three times a week too).
So I have bitten the bullet and bought this:
Its a 3 door Nissan Almera. I'd be the first to admit its not the most exciting vehicle on the go, but it will be economical. Although its a '55' plate, it has only done 6,000 miles and is in really good condition. Girlfriend likes it and I have to say that driving it is a big improvement on the last one.