So, with a Type-R safely back on the drive, Bloodbath has gone. It was a lovely car but after 10 months i realised it just didn't float my boat enough to be paying for it for another 3 years. There was no excitement unless going warp 9 in a straight line. Pure ballistics didn't cut it. I literally drove it to and from work, it sat there at weekends as i had no desire to take it out for a hoon. It was much more GT than hot hatch, very easy to drive, very comfy to commute in, auto box was great in traffic but it didn't make me feel alive driving it. I also missed having something a bit noisier, more shouty and more individual rather than "There's another 1 series, and another, oh and another....."
I look outside now at the black winged beastie and just smile and giggle like a child. I know it's not to everyone's taste, the whole "covered in glue and ram raided Halfords" looks etc. but i happier than ever and still can't quite believe it's mine.