I have just purchased my very first car! Being advised to do so by Lesly from the Funky Green’s, I decided that I would spend at most two days in Christchurch searching for a cheap car. If it was cheap enough, I would always stand to gain money compared to renting a car. But I ended up buying a very decent car: a ’89 Mitsubishi Galant with only 88.000 kms on the clock. And its a clean car as well. Most backpacker’s cars are worn and dirty old things that have had at least 25 owners. I’m the fifth owner of this car. Seems like a scam? I had a legal check done, that tells you the milage for each mandatory yearly service check, as well as all the previous owners. And I had a mechanic look at it who was actually impressed with the quality of the car. I think I made a good deal, and we’ll have to see how things turns out.
The great thing is that I never planned to own a car here, but I guess I’m starting to enjoy the challenge and adventure of such things.
* I’ve had a company car for years now, but actually owning a car… that’s a first.