Friday, January 25, 2008

New car?

Well, it's been a difficult few months trying to decide what car to have next.

Initially, I thought I might get a Volvo. They were especially attractive given the discount offered to Suppliers like me. However, after testing their top-end diesel - the D5 - I was left disappointed, mainly due to the noisiness of the engine.

In the last week or so, I've investigated the Ford Mondeo range. It's had many good write-ups in the Press. Having test-driven the 2 litre diesel automatic, I can see why. I was very impressed with the smoothness of the engine and the overall performance of the car. I drove the Zetec variant and found the trim level to be a bit basic - especially compared to the s-type Jaguar, my current car.

Money-wise it could be affordable, but only if we move the car INSIDE the business. So, in the next few days, Nick, my Accountant will be looking at the options.