I finally retired the civic. The right car came up before i got to the 300,000km mark which was a bummer but the gears were getting a little hard to get into, i could smell a little clutch and she was taking on water when it rained. Not to mention a little rust where it shouldn't have been! And the heating was behaving funny........full grille block maybe.....?????
Anyway, it's an English reg yaris so i have a little paperwork to follow up on to make it road legal here in Erin's Green Isle. It's got a 1.4D4D turbo intercooled diesel engine that regular users get 58mpg US in so i hope to bump that up by quite a bit.
I'll post pics when i get up in the morning. It's a 3 door and has 3 seatbelts in the back and it takes 3 booster seats no problem. I'll only need it (back seat) 4 or 5 times a year anyway so the lack of back doors isn't a problem.
I promise to fill in the mileage log here and will keep it up to date. I know i've been slack as hell with that up to now
so that will change i promise.