• Tim Dowling: our car's packed up, but that's the least of its problems

    8 monthes ago - By The Guardian

    I'm in a car showroom in Exeter, sitting at the desk of a man called Alan. He seems to doubt the seriousness of our intent
    I am walking down a hot road towards the North Circular, in search of a garage where my wife left our troubled car before she took a train to Cornwall. Three days later, I have been instructed to pick it up. Walking under an archway, I find a small lot crammed with cars that look like ours, with a small office at the back. Inside is a man sitting at a very tidy desk. He looks more like a GP than a mechanic. He is called Adrian.
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