Just in case any of you had a bad day, I thought I'd tell you of my last three weeks. I went into the fuel station and filled up the van with diesel. (It is a diesel by the way) Drove two hundred yards and shudder, shudder, stop. I tried to start it but it was not having it. I couldn't have broken down in a worst stop. The street was busy and very narrow. It was causing traffic chaos. I called the AA and was told they would be an hour and I called the police to advise of the obstruction my van was causing. After about an hour the AA turned up, grinned and sniffed my fuel tank. Then he looked disappointed. I know am stupid but not so much so that I'd put in the wrong fuel. However after a tow to my local mechanic and a description of the break down it is declared that the Diesel pump has failed. Oh well says I throw another one one. After the laughter died down it was explained that a new pump was about £800 plus fitting so a bill of about £1200. More than my van was worth. The next week was spent searching for a van. There is a lot of rubbish vans out there. I viewed loads and walked away. The following week I drove past a small village garage where they were selling vans. I was on my way to view yet another beaten up transit, so decide to have a look before I continued. Nope everything was too small. Except a Vauxhall Vivaro on 08 plate very nice looking no dents and shiny. I ignored it, got to be too expensive. But they walked me around it and told me they would do it for £3000. I drove it and really liked it. So agreed to have it. When I returned two days later to pay they told me there was no warranty. I should have put my money back in my pocket, but I needed a van and this one looked good. It has broken down four times. It is leaking oil suddenly, the hand-brake failed and the back doors wont open. As there is no warranty my local mechanic is my only option. So it has had a new crankshaft sensor. The hand-brake needed new cables. A crack in the engine casing has been treated to chemical metal. It is booked in to have part of the casing removed and reset with 'proper' sealing paste. In between I have refitted all the window cleaning kit, and I don't feel very lucky at the moment. However, I have been drinking plenty of red wine.