Sadly, my insurance company didn’t think it was economical to repair my trusty Passat, so it’s been written off. I was incredibly fond of that car and had owned it for 3 years, so it was sad to find out that I wouldn’t be seeing it again (apart from here, where it’s currently being auctioned).
The insurance has paid out so I thought “fuck it, I’ll buy a new car”. I had gone to look at newer Passats but they just don’t exist with the spec my previous one had.
On my way out of the showroom, I happened to catch a glimpse of a Tiguan, which does have identical spec to my ex-Passat (with the added bonus of being an automatic and 4 wheel drive) so I’m now the owner of this.
The fuel economy is the same as my ex-Passat and I’ll have to sell my caravan, but the Tiguan smells nice, so it’s worth it.