We got woken up this morning at 5:30am by this cheeky lady, Daisy:
So, we finally (dependant on pre-purchase inspection) have a car!
It’s been a real struggle trying to find something big enough for us to sleep in, in good condition, and in our price range. Cars here hold their value so much which we were not expecting so we’ve realised our budget was not realistic for what we want. For example, we asked the dealer hypothetically what my little fiesta could have been sold for here, they said $5,000 without a doubt!
Yesterday we went to see a Land Rover Discovery. It was an automatic diesel, it had a few bumps and bits of wear and tear but it was better than others we’d seen-
But as we took it on a test drive the noise when it tried to go through gears was an unbearable crunching noise. We told the sellers to go and take it to a mechanic because no one in their right mind would buy the car sounding like that.
We felt a bit deflated after yet another failed viewing (it was our 4th) we decided to up our budget and found a Mitsubishi Pajero, 20 minutes away. We went to see it today and it was in extremely good condition, it’s big enough to sleep in as well as have a good amount of storage! And everything seems to work hallelujah! So we’ve put a deposit down and we’re having a mechanic check it over tomorrow before we buy it.
Jake & Georgia