Our car's MOT was also due in September so rather than foot two expensive bills, we decided to try and go car-free over summer and save up to buy a used car at the end of August/September. I am pleased to say that we have now saved up enough cash and this is the week we'll be browsing a wide selection of used cars and finding a car that is in budget and right for us and then finally getting back on the road again.
Being without a car hasn't been too difficult for us. I've made a few changes such as getting our food shopping delivered, walking most places and enjoying local days out by bus. Steve has managed to grab a lift to work and Steve's parents kindly loaned us their car during our trip to Loch Ness. This can't go on forever though and rather than renting a car to travel to the Just So Festival in a few weeks time, I am so pleased we will finally have our own set of wheels again.
We don't have a long list of requirements for our next car but it does need to be spacious enough for the 5 of us and must fit all of our camping gear in the boot.
*Must have a large boot
*Must have a long MOT
*Must be in budget
We don't want much do we! I'll be posting on Facebook when we do find something so keep an eye on my page.
In the meantime, I have a little confession......... I haven't driven for around 6 weeks and I'm actually a little nervous! I'm hoping it's as easy as riding a bike and something you don't forget. I have tested my reaction speeds with Motors Time to Stop and they are still up there and have looked into local driving refresher courses. Hopefully it won't come to that though!
I'd love to hear if you've taken a break from driving and how you found getting back behind the wheel.