Wednesday, 8 April 2009

A leader leading...

After he was fairly critical of President Barack Obama's mode of transport whilst attending the G20 summit in London, Jeff may wish to turn his attention to this piece, from today's Scotsman as evidence of a leader "leading".

Apparently the Provost of Aberdeenshire Council has gone slightly green in his choice of car for civic duties... and chosen a Skoda.

Yeah, a Skoda.

He better not take the roof off it or people might think it is a skip. (boom boom)

Seriously though, while Skoda have been universally trashed as rubbish since before I was born, they have made great strides. 55MPG and some of the lowest emissions of any car. And only 17 grand.

Maybe our councils aren't completely useless after all.

If only we could get the Edinburgh Provost to sell the "S0" registration plate - which is apparently worth £500,000. That would save a few council pounds - maybe keep a school or two open as well...


Stuart Winton 8 April 2009 at 15:40  

The new Skoda Superb is just a rebadged VW mechanically and certainly has the look and feel of a 5-series BMW about it (although no doubt badge snobs would beg to differ) so for the council tax payer it represents excellent value for money, and it'll certainly be more appropriate for a..ahem..VIP like the Provost than a ten-year-old Galaxy.

The LP in Dundee also has a fancy number plate - TS 1 - which is probably not worth as much as the Edinburgh one, but it should be sold anyway, in my opinion at least.

At least the Dundee LP has fairly modest car compared to the Aberdeen city's £50k Beemer, and that's particularly pertinent in view of the financial problems that latter has had recently.

Jeff 8 April 2009 at 20:05  

I never knew that about the private reggy plate, what a waste of cash.

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