I always find the idea of actress Minnie Driver’s school nickname really amusing. Apparently she was known by friends as Tiny Motorist.
I feel like I’m a bit of miniature motorist myself sometimes; still in the kindergarten stages when it comes to car knowledge.
I’m a motorist with a small m; yes I have a car and I drive places, but I don’t really think about cars, and I certainly don’t know any more than the bare minimum about how they work.
I don’t want a car as a big status symbol and I don’t need to go from 0-60 in record time, I just want to be comfy, safe and not break down on the way to where I’m going, because for me the destination is the whole point.
Typical woman driver I may be, but let’s not get into all that.
With summer coming I’m ready to buy a new car (new for me not brand spanking new; budget of a freelancer and all that) and head off on a few serious road trips across the UK and Europe – so I would really like some outside opinions about what to take into consideration, because I’m not sure where to start.
So if you’ve got any car tips, love your own car and would recommend it, or have any words of warning for me, please read on and share your opinion…