In this car! Going anywhere In this car!I wish I could say, for this car, but I cannot – yet..
Today was better than shopping, yes you heard me, way better. To me it’s not all that hard. Shopping isn’t that great. I don’t like shopping malls or centres. They are so fake, so full of consumerism & marketing tricks. That’s another reason why I like vintage shopping so much better. Today I got to drive this little blue beauty. A 2015 model Holden Astra VXR, worth $43,000.00 Australian Dollars. Not a super expensive car, like some which are over $100,000 but for me, it’s a lot.
The VRX has a 2 litre turbo charged engine putting out 205kw. It has 20 inch 8.5 low profile alloy wheels. It has a stunning interior with lovely comfortable heated leather seats, inbuilt blue tooth, Satellite Navigation & all that. I liked the cool sports steering wheel, foot pedals & little gear stick with 6 gears! I WAY prefer manual cars, I’ve been deprived & driving Autos for over 10 years now, I’m dying to go back to a manual. It’s claimed acceleration is 0-100km in 6 seconds. I can confirm that. My Dad easily proved that. I got up to about 80km in 2nd gear, very quickly, it was fun. My Dad informs me a V8 Supercar can do 0-100km in 3.6 seconds, so ‘my car’ is not that far behind! The roar of the twin exhaust & turbo sounded sweet! I’m in love! The blue suits me don’t you think! (That’s not really a question) ha ha.
I got this experience as my Dad produces a motoring program called Road Ramblings. Heard on many community radio stations in Australia & worldwide on the web. You can check it out at www.roadramblings.com he touches on all motoring news & information & has a real passion for them. With this position he frequently gets to road test cars & attend big motoring shows as Media. He offered me a drive, I said yes please!
I decided to dress up for the occasion in my Audrey Hepburn style scarf & favourite Vintage black top with lace shoulders & back, black straight skirt & court shoes. Sophie Blakemore from www.sophiesvoice.co has inspired me to dress to the occasion ( or over dress – but why not, not enough opportunities to dress up these days).Technically I was shopping too; I bought lunch for my Dad & I after he accompanied me to an appointment for my injured shoulder. And I might be soon investing in repairs to that shoulder. The Specialist appointment had a cost too. So in line with the shopping topic for the day, I’m spending!
Back to reality now & my usual car & life. I’m at home, baby girl is asleep & I’m trying to whip out this post!
However one day – I will own a car like that!