After nearly nine years and over 139,000 miles of faithful service, our Jolly Green Giant Citroen C5 had reached the time when it just had to be replaced. Here it is with Sue on the last day it spent with us:
The replacement is a low-mileage and newish Vauxhall Corsa. We spent two days in Inverness trying loads of cars before settling on this one. The runners up were the Ford Fiesta and the Citroen C3. I would have preferred to buy a Citroen, but the latest model C3 hasn't been around for long, so most examples were well over our budget. The Corsa is rather a bland little car, but very pleasant to travel in, and to drive. It should be economical too, with its tiny 1248cc diesel engine. Cupar has already tested out his space in the boot, and seems very happy, and Sue is enjoying having a smaller car to use for her many trips around the island.