Wellll... someone went and pranged my old car recently. So this is me sort of making a historical 3D record of the thing, on the last day I had insurance and tax cover to drive it before picking up an equally cheap replacement (which I might do also later on). By this point it's sitting at home awaiting salvage collection :'( ... a bit sad, but at the end of the day it was a bit of an anonymous silver lump that I didn't really like that much originally. We've just sort of moulded to each other over the last FOUR YEARS (blimey, it went fast) so it's like getting rid of a beloved pair of trainers, or a small pet. Slightly upsetting at first, but I'm sure I'll get used to the new status quo pretty quick. It did at least give me a nice cheap ride for that time - going by the insurance payout, and servicing/maintenance (which was also pretty cheap), it's come out as somewhere around £320 PER YEAR.
Bangernomics, people. Give it a whirl. This Astra has been pretty much fault free all that time, from being 7 thru to 11 years old. I've known people with brand new cars having more trouble. :-D
Anyway this was meant to have been done early afternoon, but trouble getting out of work early ("again!") meant I had to start as twilight was coming in, and end when it was pitch black and freezing. So much use of high-ISO, long exposure, and flash. I hope it works....