#VimRide - the story of my first car so far

From The Vim Views & Versions - Blogs of a MIghTy African Mon Feb 18 2013, 16:31:00

In October 2012, I bought my very first car. I hadn't planned on buying one but a Google colleague was leaving for a different job in Europe and was selling his car. The car didn't make it to Google Trader, the news was spread amongst a few people and when I knew of the price, I just had to buy it. It was a great deal. Nissan Sentra 2006 model with a new engine and shocks for a shockprised price of 9500 GhC. Yeap, I am one lucky SOB. This car has had quite the interesting and dramatic relationship with me. I want to share its story, the story of the #VimRide. I'm still looking for a cool name for my car, I'm taking suggestions. My friend Fiifi already has taken Vera for his, so that's eliminated. My friends don't like Vero or Victoria. If you win this car-naming contest, I'd take you for the ride of your life. Ask about me, I can really take you for the ride of your life ;-)

Judging from driving my mother's 4x4 many times, this Nissan Sentra doesn't chop as much petrol. So bizzie bee! I could care much less about fuel price hikes. But I do empathise with my fellow Ghanaians on the fuel prices we have in Ghana, I wish they could be nicer on our pockets. But seriously, taxis dey cost! Transportation used to poke many holes in my pocket but those costs are under control cos of the VimRide. When my car was at the mechanic for one reason or the other, I took trotros. Yes, I take trotros. I am a man of the people, I love taking trotros. Kwame Nkrumah would have done the same thing, and I bet Nelson Mandela did too. So there :-)

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