Evolution of Man (the performance/shiny years)

So, at last, enough reallocation company cars, now I get to order what I want! OK, within my financial limits. There was only one choice… the wonderful (to me, at the time) Vauxhall Calibra. Metallic green with cream leather interior baby!

Three long but great years later and it was time for a change again. I needed to get back onto company car scheme pretty quickly… and this did the job perfectly. The Peugeot 406 coupé was a 3litre V6, sounded nice, looked fab… and most importantly was my first car with electricccccc seatsssss! Wow! Something to play with in traffic. Had it for eleven months…

Next, as I’d reached 30 and decided that’s surely time for a mid-life-car-crisis. So, in comes the Bling. An imported, 280bhp, silver-with-gold-wheels-and-blacked-out-windows Subaru Impreza WRX. Wow, nothing on earth sounded or looked like it!

That lasted me two years. Actually after about a year and several thousand on parts and servicing, I was glad to see the back of it and get onto the company car scheme again. Again, there was little choice… one thing stood out (and still does) as one of the most gorgeous cars out there… my Audi TT…

Four years is just too long to own one car though and towards the end I was twitching to change it. Buying this gorgeous Porsche 356 Speedster Replica in 2005 was a good distraction… but I was already eyeing up the choices for 2006

If you’ve been following this blog, you’ll see I had lots of difficult choices. I ended up driving… BMW X3 (horrible), BMW Z4 (not noisy enough and I didn’t fit), BMW 520D (lovely, but not my image), BMW 130 (fast but such a terrible ride!), Mercedes SLK (fabulous, but very expensive), Nissan 350Z (fantasticccc but too expensive), Mazda RX-8 (great noise, but too ordinary). In the end I went off on a complete tangent and now have my beautifullll Porsche Boxster S. It’s lovelyyy, so lovely, not as lovely as my blog stalker though!