Remember Blue? The clown car we bought when we arrived in New Zealand six months ago. Sometime ago we decided to sell it before we leave Gisborne. This started a search for a new car. We enjoyed taking our time with finding another set of wheels. Blue was bought in a jet lagged blur at a one day Auckland car fair.
After looking around at all Gisborne has to offer (insert small town joke of your choice here) there were two clear contenders. An old 4WD Mitsubishi van and an even older Toyota Surf (4 Runner). There aren’t many 4WD vans in the states. We saw a few in Canada and boy did Steve drool. Drool I tell ya. So soon as I heard of this not too shabby rig in Gisborne, I knew it would be ours. Another van. At least it already had curtains. But after much debate we or rather Steve, as I wanted no part of the indecision prior to the decision, decided the Surf suited us better.
It is good to be back in a big, beefy SUV, with serious tires, bull bar and acres of leg room. I’ll be humming the Scott Miller tune 8 Miles A Gallon all the way to South Island.