So, long story short. 48 hours ago I never thought I would have my own car, let alone be the proud owner of a BMW, but in a stroke of luck, I managed it!
For anyone that can be bothered reading, heres my story.
I hadn't had my own car in about a year and a half, I previously had a Renault Megane dynamique (1.6) but after moving into my own flat, partying too much and not saving enough, before I knew it, the MOT and tax was up and I had no money tucked away to renew it. There was nothing wrong with it but I had nowhere to store it, so in a stupid and money hungry move, I sold it for £150 to a friend of a friend. I was living 19 miles away from my mum and sister, and since were all close I visited them often. I decided I would be fine cycling back and forth on the country roads. This was ok in the summer, but in the winter it was hell.
I ended up moving back home and got insured on my mums 1.0 litre VW Polo. I thought there was no point in getting my own as she never used hers anyway, plus I couldnt be bothered saving up. I had been driving that for nearly the last 18 months when an amazing thing happened to me last Thursday. After getting home from another 13 hour nightshift, I decided I would stay up for the day. I sat and watched boring morning TV and then the postie came around 10am, with a letter for me. I opened this up to find a cheque for £1800!
Last boxing day I was out with a friend. He got in a bit of a scruff and then left me in an area of town I didnt know. The boy who he was scrapping with came back with 3 mates and found me. I got a bit of a hiding and ended up in hospital with minor head injuries and a broken nose. A mates mum works for a company who gives victims of crime compensation, and she heard about this and helped me get something good out of it all.
I was through seeing my dad in Aberdeen and was telling him I'm sick of not having my own car and Im going to save and get myself a 3 series. When I was 16, one of my best friends was 23 at the time, and he bought one. Ever since its what Iv wanted.
My first car was a 1.3 Ford Ka, so as you can tell, Ive never owned a cool, nor powerfull car.
Then on Wednesday lunch time I got 3 photos of a black 3 series send to my phone from an unknown number. Then a phonecall from my dad straight after saying they were from my uncles brother who was selling it, and since I was family, I could have it on the cheap. I got straight home and checked my insurance, all was looking good. I told my dad I was coming through that evening to pick it up, however he insisted I come see it in the daylight and have a test drive before commiting myself to handing over money. My heart was already set on it.
I got through around Thursday lunch time and left about an hour later. Although I havent owned it 24 hours, I'm absoloute in love with it. The only thing I want to change on it is get some black alloys and possibly tint the windows so its murdered out.
I thought I would sign up for these forums anyway for people selling stuff, to get some creative ideas should I wish to change anything, and also if I experience problems with it, have some people that may have experienced similar problems to speak with.
Il shut up now and leave you all with a photo of it if you've lasted this long through my post.