"Oh Gawd, now I've gone an' done it, I've only gone an' bought a Beemer..." Well, it's a 1 Series to be precise. A BMW 118D Sport. The word Sport has pushed up the insurance a little, but my views on insurance costs are well known. Any way, the new beast is a 5 door white 62 plate Beemer, only the second one I've had, although Mrs S's X5 is still the best car we've ever owned. I used to have a BMW535i, a fantastic saloon, Y reg, that was more than capable of eating up the miles and petrol. This one is a little more prosaic, being only 2.0 Litre and also a manual. It is claimed to do 62mpg, and I shall be reporting back here as to the veracity of the claim. I will say that the soon to be departed Merc 350 petrol returned an average of 28.6mpg, which I though quite remarkable for a V6 3.5 Litre engine running an automatic 'box.
I am quite looking forward to driving it, I am sometimes called upon to drive long distances so we shall see how good it is over the long haul.