My opinion on the MGF VVC is based purely on female fancy so apologies in advance to any 'techie buffs' out there.
To set the scene; it
was late on a rainy Saturday afternoon and after ploughing through the housework, dropping various kids off at various places and persuading the husband that it was in his best interests to leave the pub whilst he could still stand, we happened to drive past the local car dealership.
There she was!!
Even the rain couldn't diminish the shiny, red, beauty
of the MGF parked on the forecourt.
Did I mention that she was shiny and red? Thought so!
'What a beautiful car' I breathed reverently.
'Girly, hairdressers car' hiccupped the husband, (apologies to any hairdressers - his opinion, not mine!).....'Totally impractical for you - where would the kids sit?'
With thoughts of driving
around the countryside, top down, music
blaring (what do you mean, ABBA isn't trendy??) and most importantly, NO KIDS, I dragged him into the sales office.
Half an hour later we were the proud owners of a 'P' Reg MGF VVC (apparently the VVC means it goes faster & has a higher specification than the normal MGF - whatever that means!), costing a grand total of £10,999.
I know that the car isn't, by any stretch of the imagination, a family car
but for me, someone that is always practical, dependable and getting frighteningly close to 35, it is something frivolous and exciting.
Something purely for me that appeals to my vanity and makes me feel wildly successful and desirable - like one of those glamourous women you see and always secretly wish you could be more like, instead of plain Mrs so & so or 'mum'.
The MGF is an escape into another world - never mind the engine
size or any of the boring technical bits - it looks wonderful, has lovely leather interiors, handy little pockets for your mobile
and lippy and, best of all, will beat most other cars at the traffic lights!!!
On the minus side, the boot is a bit small and only fits in a couple of shopping bags so unless you are on a minimalist diet
, the weekly shopping trip to Tescos is out. Also, the engine is in the boot and gets fairly hot so Mums not going to Iceland
The best thing about the MGF is the fantastic feeling you get on a hot, sunny
day, when you can take the top down and drive along with the wind in your hair, Bjorn, Benny, Agnetha & the other one on the stereo (and if you can't get a sitter - the baby seat
will always strap into the passenger seat!).