Without using the power of speech we let Sol choose the colour of our new car. WHAT a NEW CAR? Yes, it has come to that. We can get a Skoda Octavia Greenline (64mpg) with a £3,500 discount for our old banger - AND a further 4% off the new price.
We would rather buy second hand and get no pleasure from having a brand new car. Well, we get a bit of pleasure from getting a more economical car, one that will cost just £30 a year to tax (band C), and from some extra safety features. But a second hand one would have done, had they been reasonably priced and this economical.
We decided to skip the metallic paint options and choose from the 3 standard colours: white, red and blue. I quite liked white but Yolanda really didnt (and feared we would have to wash it too much). So, we looked at the red and the blue but could not decide between them.
So, we involved Sol in the decision making and fetched 2 ducks, one blue and one red. In three trials he picked the red every time, so we're going with the red!
... perhaps when he can speak he might say, 'RED IS FOR DUCKS NOT CARS' but we will have to wait and see. We plan to keep the car for 20 years so he might end up with it eventually. Unless of course the plug in Prius is too tempting later this year but we'll have to wait and see, at the moment we don't have anywhere we could plug it in!