My son Chris turned 17 last month.
Which is mildly terrifying, not just because it only feels like yesterday, he was starting school, but because it means he’s now the proud owner of a provisional driving licence.
We’re currently in the process of arranging driving lessons, as well as looking for a car for him to practise in, with me peeking through my fingers in the passenger seat.
Luckily (for me), he’s a pretty prudent saver, which means he’s got the money to buy one, so since Easter, he’s been on the hunt for the perfect first car.
His main criteria? Big screen to “manage” the car and Bluetooth.
Mine? Good safety rating and reliable.
He’s spent endless hours scrolling on AutoTrader, sometimes coming up with genuine, sensible suggestions, and other times asking about Cadillacs.
In the end though, we settled on a model – the Hyundai i10 – and he found a good value one.
Only snag? It was in Peterborough.