So the car decides to go mental just before its’ MOT. There is a hole in the exhaust, it’s leaking oil, one of the tyres is flat. Then I get a phone call this morning from the guy doing the work. Turns out the car is in need of serious repairs and he’s worried about the engine.

It would cost more than the car is worth to do the repairs so I’m now hunting for a new car. When I say new I mean cheap. But that’s half the problem as you are buying cheap cars today which don’t seem to last too long.

The MOT runs out at the end of the month and the insurance as near as, so I’ve got three weeks or so to sort out a new car, get a re quote for the insurance and scrap the car I have right now.