Well i left the house at 4:00 this morning and headed down to Northallerton to take a gander at the 2.2 Direct SRi i've had my eye on.
Arrived at half 7 and met one of the guys who worked there who had the car sitting out for me to have a look at. I started it up and was utterly amazed at how quiet it sounded and looked, it was like a brand new engine. After going over the car and spotting the usual kirbed wheels and touched-up stonechips i had a good look through the service history and invoices from work that had been done and i found out that the fuel pump had been replaced last August. Anyway after going over my DTi and how it wasn't standard blah blah blah the guy offered me £3500 for it but i said i wanted more lol. Managed to get a deal for £3650 which meant i gave him £850 for a car that i must say is 10x better than the pile of sh*te the DTi was!!! The brakes will need replaced quite soon as well as the tax and MOT but i might just get them all done at the same time. The car drove amazing all the way home, powered up the M6 silently......That was till i got to the roundabout at Asda Hamilton where the front passenger side wheel started squealing when i took a left turn. I phoned the guy straight away who said to get it checked out tomorrow at a garage then give him a phone. All in all i'm dead chuffed with it. I know i've said before how much i loved the last 2 veccys but this has to be the best yet. The way the engine purrs away like a mouse is unreal. My mums 1.8 57 plate Astra is louder!!!
An added bonus was the fact the car has 4 brand new Goodyear NCTs!!
Here's a quick pic i took when i got to work at 1:30 this afternoon.......... I'll post more up tomorrow once i've had the wheel looked at, washed it and got the stuff i stripped from the diesel.