Sunday, 5 February 2017
The old audi was taken away for scrap. In 2012 we would have been able to sell this car for around 3,000 euros. With the economic crisis the car is no longer worth anything. We were lucky not to have to pay to have it taken away.
Second hand cars in good condition sell for a few hundred euros, if you're lucky. Cars cost too much to run these days and scrapping them or just giving back the number plate and taking them off the road is what happens to thousands of cars, old and new, every year. Insurance and road tax are too much of a financial burden and there is no extra for petrol .
The paint on our 'new' green car is blistered by the heat.
The old audi was the same.
Our daughter's car, also dark green, has the same problem.
Very few cars here have a nice cosy garage. Most cars are out on the street or under a tree all year round in blistering heat in the summer and freezing temperatures in the winter. Most however do not have paint damage. Why is it only these dark green cars who suffer so much.
The three dark green cars in our family are all different models, an audi, a ford and a volkswagen. I have noticed around the island that it is mainly cars of this colour (not all though) that have peeling paint.
Inferior paint I presume. I noticed when we made the snowman on the front of our car with snow scraped off the bonnet that our snowman had a faint green tinge.