My Men Nathan, Percy and Gunther
This may sound daft but do you name your car? I was brought up with named cars and thought it was the thing everyone did and carried on the tradition and named all my cars. Not that I have a fleet of cars in the garage but as one car died on its wheels the next car would come along and have to be given a name. I’ve only owned 3 cars ….queue violins.
The first car I owned myself was a Peugeot 306. In hindsight the best car I ever had and should never have got rid of it but if I hadn’t I wouldn’t have experienced the 2 character cars I have. Nathan the Peugeot cot his name from the salesman who sold it to me. No he didn’t name the car; he was called Nathan and had a ….well….funny eye. You never quiet sure if his eye was a bit out or you had caught him at a funny angle and I still don’t know to this day. Nathan the Peugeot had a funny spotlight. No matter what I did it liked to point out the hedges to me, only just slightly but enough for me to notice.
Next was my unpractical phase and Percy the Puma. Oh he was lovely and could corner like nothing else. We went every where fast. I in the front and the kids crammed in the back with not a clue where they were as they were so low down that even on their booster seats they couldn’t see out the windows.
It soon became apparent I had to be practical. Both of them were growing fast and either I got a 5 door car where they both could sit in the back or I would be stuck referring the ‘who sits in the front’ argument for ever and worse still I would end up having to talk to one of them in the front.
Gunther the Golf was bought and I still have him today. I have never known a car to be so pedantic and stubborn.
When you press the unlock button it is supposed to open the drivers door, press it twice and it open all the doors. Not on my car. Press it once and the drivers door unlocks. Press it twice and it unlocks all the doors apart from the ones you’re standing at.
I am so scarred to touch the heating I now cook to a near baked state all year round. But that is only when it actually switches on. There are two ways to switch the heating on (you can fiddle with the buttons all you like it wont do anything) you can either tell everyone to hold on and go over a speed bump with speed or go round a roundabout. Yep right turns switch the heating on. Left turns turn it off again and if you have to reverse it best to open all the windows first.
Gunther is on his last legs. He’s getting old and I think he will have to go soon. I cant afford to buy another car so I might be facing the end of my car days for awhile.