Leader of Birmingham.pm [pm.org] and a CPAN author [cpan.org]. Co-organised YAPC::Europe in 2006 and the 2009 QA Hackathon, responsible for the YAPC Conference Surveys [yapc-surveys.org] and the QA Hackathon [qa-hackathon.org] websites. Also the current caretaker for the CPAN Testers websites and data stores.
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My real car, a diesel Peugeot 406, failed on me last August. After some extensive work to try and fix it, it now needs a new engine. We've been looking for around 4 months for a new one, but nothing suitable has come up. It's estimated that it'll cost me roughly £500 for a new engine (including work to connect it all up). The car is only worth about £1000.
As a temporary measure, I bought a Fiesta XR2 from a friend of Nicole's brother, who was desperate for some cash. About the only good thing I had to say about it, was that it got me to work and back. Well that was until this week. This temporary measure is now looking like costing a small fortune to put right.
I'm now considering cutting my losses and just getting a new car, and selling the others as spares or repairs.
If only Nicole had let me buy the nice shiny Purple Vauxhall Vectra that I wanted, I would probably never had this much hassle. She now sees the error in her judgement, but it's a bit late now