Cowart's Common Room
About 25 years ago I reached the height of my career. With that came a company car. I had a budget for a car and chose a black Metro GTI.
The girlfriend of our next door neighbour was at the same level as me, both tax managers, but she was in industry and I was in practice. The difference? She got a black Golf GTI.
I have had Golfs since, but have always lusted after a GTD (same as GTI but diesel)
Today I bought a black (it had to be black) Golf GTD. I don't care if I never buy another car. I have saved in my 'car account' for this for 25 years.
There was a bit of a downside today while I was doing a test drive. Himself in the back asked the salesman 'considering our age (ie my age) do you think we (she) will be able to handle the car?' It's a good job I was concentrating on driving.
I haven't decided yet if I will allow Himself to drive it. I'm thinking not.