8 SAM 5

On Thursday I took delivery of a new car, a Suzuki Swift that replaced my old Toyota Corolla. More recently, since achieving 300k KM it had spent entirely too much time at the mechanics, and a recent break down was the final straw. Unfortunately, some of the recent fixes didn’t even cover the cost it could be sold for, and that was one of the reasons it was time to give up on keeping it running.

The new car shares the same shape (hatchback – good for parking), and colour… but brings with it many improvements from the past 18 years, including cruise control, bluetooth phone control as standard, airbags and my particular favourite, almost double the fuel economy that should give me a range 200KM further with a smaller fuel tank.

Dee-Anne took some photos this afternoon to show it off, and you might also note I have one other surprise, a custom plate I’ve been paying off on lay-by for the past few months.

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Author: Sam Heathfield

I'm 29, live on the Gold Coast and have a passion for aviation and Qantas. Currently studying.