Wednesday, January 09, 2013

Farewell Insignia

Those that know me well, know that I always have a emotional association with my cars - not sure whether it’s a ‘bloke-thing’, or just a ‘me-thing’, but today is a sad day. Now that I’ve retired, I’m saying good-bye to my Vauxhall Insignia (19100 miles!) as it’s returned to the Leasing Company – it’s my last ‘company car’.

It’s been a great car in all senses – great spec, superbly comfortable, rock solid to drive and not bad mpg.

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It’ll be the last business car and it follows in the tyre treads of various marques I’ve driven since the business started in 1989.

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Ford Cortina 1.6L – (OK, not a company car, but my first ‘proper’ car c1976)

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My first Honda Prelude

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My second…

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Toyota Supra – Fastest car I ever owned
(and scary in the wet!) 320bhp

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Lexus GS300 Sport (my sophisticated phase)

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Back to Ford – My first Mondeo

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..and back to the sophisticated look – Jaguar S type

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..and back to Ford for the new Mondeo

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… and that’s rare!