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‘Money is now our only way of expressing regret’

I bought a second hand car last year, and it’s rubbish. My friends said I should have gone for a sensible option. Something Japanese or French with a roof and something called a gasket. But oh no, I wanted a convertible and they cost more so I had to buy an old one.While it went reasonably well for the first three months – coincidentally the same length of time as the warranty – bits started to fall off soon after.

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