Well, back in December I went to my local dealer to change my (t)rusty mk4 Astra for a 1.8SRi Vectra. I looked at a couple of pre-facelift cars sitting on the forecourt for £9995, but drove home a few days later in a Mk5 Astra 1.9CDTi-150 Design that cost me £10500.
Today, that Mk5 is remapped to 200hp, VXR 322mm brakes, and Bilstein B12 35mm lowering/damper kit.
It's pulling 44mpg, it'll do over 140mph, and it'll outdrag a VXR off the lights.
But, I really am not at all happy with the car. There's nothing particularly wrong about it, I just don't particularly want to go drive it. I got to work, I come home, I park it. I don't even wash it.
I do a 25 mile commute, about 5 miles stop-start, 20 up free moving motorway. 50 miles a day, plus whatever other mileage I do basically means I'm doing about 24k a year.
So, I'm thinking of changing the Astra, and I'm kinda tired of diesel - currently the Astra is worth pretty much what I owe on it, so I'm looking to change it for a 2007 Vectra 1.8VVT SRi Nav.
Am I mad?