Being a student I cannot afford a car, let alone a fine pair, but I was prompted to write about my parents’ cars.
My father is a doctor in Central Dorset and for six years had used a Volvo 1800E which has now covered 150,000. The only replacement he has had are fire exhaust systems and several wiper blades, both repeated failures due to the majority of his miles on our Dorset lanes.
The other car is a Fiat 124 Special T which is unfortunately automatic as my mother has never been able to master gears in towns. This is 9 months old and has so far covered 8,000 miles without a single fault.
Unfortunately I am not allowed to drive the Volvo, as it would be too expensive to insure, but I have great fun with the Fiat, though I must agree about the various “stalks” on the steering column.