We have sold the car…
It was sad to see it go. John saw our ad in the paper and has bought it for his daughter, who lives in Sydney.
Jack worked out some very interesting figures…
The difference between the price we paid and the price we sold it for was $2,200.
We had the car for 3 years…
Per year it cost $733.33
Per week it cost $14.10
Per day it cost $2.01.
That is a dollar a day each we have paid for the priviledge of owning a car for 3 years…
Of course on top of those figures there is insurance, Rego and maintainance costs.
Rego is necessary to keep the roads, bridges, tunnels etc built and maintained and in good repair.
Insurance we have to have for peace of mind.
In 3 years we have had no major expense on maintainance, just regular grease and oil. It has been a very reliable little car. Keeping it well-maintained meant we got a good price when we sold it.
So now our camper van is also our every day vehicle and already I have bonded with it. I went to the farmers market in it this morning. Last week we didn’t get to the market and so I had to buy some veggies from the supermarket. First time for months I have bought supermarket produce. It felt spongy and old and tasteless. It is a joy to be back at the markets, friendly atmosphere, people sauntering around talking to friends and chatting with the stall holders. The musician was playing and singing Christmas Carols. It brought a lump to my throat as I looked around at all the happy faces, what a great country this is….