Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Dude, we got a car

Not sure why it's taken me so long to get this out, but we bought a car on Friday. Got ourselves a 4 door, 6 cylinder, 4wd Gran Vitara. It's a teeny little SUV - no moon or sun roof, no AC, but it is an automatic (A's requirement) and does have low mileage.
It's a 2002 that costs about the same as a brand new SUV costs in the U.S., but what are you going to do?
We just got around to getting insurance today, which means we can take it out of the garage for the first time since we bought it (and some of us know how important it is to have insurance in this country). Now, all that's left is multiple inspections (municipality and police), registration and title work, and then we're good to go.
I'd include a link of a picture of the Isuzu, but I can't find anything that isn't a short term seller's ad, not that I've looked all that much.
As with so many things, cars are a little weird here - Isuzu's are branded as Chevrolet's in this country. They're all the same. As far as I can tell, part of the import process on arrival is to rip the Isuzu logo off the hood and slap on a Chevy plus.

Upside is that we can now pick people up at the airport when they arrive. Dropping them off when they are set to leave will be dependent on behavior, and flight times.

1 comment:

Russ said...

To whom were you referring in the "importance of insurance" comment. Anyone we know?
Notwithstanding, we promise to behave satisfactorily if you pick us up at the airport.