My car history is frankly patchy, a 2000 1.6 Golf was my first car, i learned to drive and actually took my driving test in it, i passed first time but unfortunately it was written off in an accident when i drove on unfamiliar roads in soaking conditions and lost control taking a corner and ending up in a field. I then ended up with a 1998 Ford Escort, it had something majorly wrong with it and it would do 25mpg, downhill. It constantly needed small jobs doing, mounting up to a few quid more then it was worth and one day whilst driving home from a friends house, some twat pulled out of a slip road without even looking and when i slammed on the breaks they failed meaning i had to swerve to avoid a nasty accident, 60 mph and no brakes and i'd just avoided a crash by inches, the next day i advertised it for sale and some bloke from blackpool came and took it away.
Next i had a 2.0 1998 Ford Mondeo Auto i bought for £300 quid, didn't have the thing long enough to have any proper opinion because an elderly woman somehow found reverse instead of first gear and reversed straight into my car, insurance decided to write it off since the repairs would have cost more then the cars value.
Then i drove a Ford KA for a while, actually fun to drive but still not what you want to drive every day, i'll spare you a pic.
Since then i haven't owned my own car for over a year since i could use a company van, i started a new job recently and since i've been saving pennies for a while i decided to go out and get myself something fun.
It's a 2000 E46 330D SE, 120k on the clock. Me dad give me a lift to Wrexham in Wales from Liverpool and after a good look around, checking the oils and a test drive i bloody loved it. Once the handshakes were exchanged i got my laptop and paid the insurance deposit and away i went. On the way back i drove a nice mix of country lanes and motorway and it's definately a car to enjoy, bloody good on fuel aswell on the way home, hardly used any diesel. It's got a few bits of work to do but mostly cosmetic stuff like some slight rusting and a bit of wear on the leather seats. Does anyone know what the wheels on it are called? how much should it cost to get alloys refurbished ?