UPDATE: The car has been driven, and an agreement has been made!!!
I’ll pick it up in around 3 hours from now. Pictures will be forthcoming in the few hours after that.
Word to the wise – taxi drivers in Hobart are extortionists. I live about as close to the airport as you can without actually seeing/hearing the planes and it still cost me $40 to get a cab there at 5am. Unbelievable.
Anyway, my journey has changed somewhat. I’m now buying my new vehicle from Melbourne instead of Sydney. Thankfully the flight that I booked between Hobart and Sydney had a stop in Melbourne anyway, so I just got off halfway.
I’ll be viewing the car at lunchtime and all going well, which I think it will, I’ll be buying this evening.
This is an exciting trip not just because of the car purchase.
While I’m here, I’m going to catch up with an old friend of mine who I haven’t seen for well over 10 years, probably more.
This guy’s pretty significant for me and what I’ve been doing for the last 7 or so year because he’s the guy who first introduced me to Saab back in the early 1990’s. Back then he had a 1986 Saab 9000 Turbo, which was the first Saab I ever drove.
Today he’s got a later model 9000 Aero and apparently it’s like a rolling showcase for Abbott Racing.
It should be interesting!
I’ll get some photos of the new car up here by the end of the day. Maybe even some video.
Have a great weekend, all.