During lunch one day a few weeks ago, a colleague was talking about the trepidation of her husband using her car. It was her first car. Her pride and joy. And letting someone else drive it was a big thing. Not that he actually drove - he hasn't even started lessons, however will be learning in the future.
Posts about "cars"
Whilst I was up north over Christmas, I had one of those inevitable "cost of transport" discussions. This conversation was on the depreciation in value of cars. The result was that the annual depreciation value of their car was roughly £1,000. So if they bought their car - not a new car incidentally - left it on the drive for twelve months, and then sold it, they'd be around £1,000 out of pocket. If they left it on for two years, they'd be £2,000 out of pocket. And so on.
I try to avoid anything too political on this blog. And sometimes fail. However the recent news that the West London Extension to the Congestion Charge will (subject to legal hurdles) end, is interesting.
Go on, clog up the capitals streets with your fumes, get stuck in traffic jams. Don't expect any sympathy from me.