These two vehicles are two worlds apart, mismatched…incongruous. The truck we saw in Vietnam – a three wheeler that probably cost its owner a huge fortune but he had no choice as he needed it to earn the paltry salary that possibly fed not only his own family but his extended one. We would call it a rusted, worn out rattletrap that we wouldn’t give you tuppence for yet I’m sure it gives his owner status in his society.
The owner of this car already has status. He is a specialist at Sunshine Coast University Hospital and all I can say is there must be money in hearts because at a minimum this car sells for over $500,000. By percentage of salary it probably is the same as the truck owner in Vietnam – the only difference being one is essential and one is for fun.
We also have a new car which doesn’t give us any status but is an essential. We sold our two cars to buy this small SUV and feel justified as we got it for a very good price – half of what they are now selling for. You just have to be lucky and get in at the right moment. MG hasn’t had a presence in Australia so to introduce the car they made them a very good price, gave 7 years warranty and roadside service. At first we were lucky to see another one a week (not counting Doc Martin where the taxi is an MG) but now we see one at least every couple of days. It was essential for us as Roger was finding it difficult to get into either of our other cars having to throw himself in sideways and hoping for the best. This car has good height and is easy to get in and out of plus the dogs are in the back so we always have room for passengers without them having to sit on sand, and the wetness the dogs bring from the river.
Thanks Cee for Cee’s Fun Foto where you asked us to show anything about cars and trucks.