Tuesday, 6 October 2020

Toto Karl

My very first car ever: a Fiat Panda

Since I had dropped off my old car, I had had other cars to tide me over. The first one was a loan Karl. Grey. Terrible seat. Then I had handed that one back and got another loan Karl. White. Great seat. But last Thursday I handed that one back as well and finally got my own Karl, called Toto Karl from now on. 

Mine is black, and for me quite fancy. Guiding lights when turning, fog lamps (not standard? Honestly?), parking sensors. The most important thing however: a working radio. 

It took a bit of work to get it, as first of all, the person who had sold the car to me was no longer working there. Paperwork had not been forwarded as it should have. That sorted (it concerned the financing), I had a number of papers to sign before I could call the car 'mine'. Well, 1/3 mine, 2/3 finance company. But, for the sake of easiness: mine.

The very last shot of my previous car

The next thing that was discovered was that contrary to their regular routine regarding a newly bought car, it had not had a check-over. We blamed it on the original seller and decided to get it done this week. So, this morning they arrived to pick it up and this afternoon I should have it back again. Ready to take me to work. 

Let's go around the world!


  1. Good morning Mara, Ms. O and Brom...
    I hope this note finds you 3 well and Mara that you are easing back into work w/o too much trouble
    Hugs Cecilia

  2. I am awaiting a call from the auto shop to say that they are done with mine.

  3. Hari OM
    Well, I look forward to images of Toto Karl as it drives you around the world - or at least the neighbourhood!!! YAM xx

    1. The neighbourhood is more likely right now than the world. Shame really.

  4. Congratulations, but what kind of car is a Karl ? Never heard that unless you have given it this name ! I also had a black car, because all cars in stock were black or white and I took a black ! Awful, Arthur the cat decorated it every single day with paw prints. Fortunately it was washed away by the rain !! Now I have only white once. There you see nothing !

  5. Nothing like a new set of wheels. Enjoy!


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