The Sapporo has now been gone for a couple months, and I have settled to the reality of a one-car household. I do believe it’s miserable, as there’s no variation. There are objects that simply won’t fit into the BMW’s shallow boot, and the rear seat does not fold. The ski hatch opening is the size of an iPad, and whatever I squeeze in through the rear doors needs to be put in carefully. Of course, complaining about space when I have been considering sports cars like the Porsche 924 is faintly ridiculous, but the fact that the BMW isn’t a multi-purpose vehicle rings true. The Sapporo, at the very least, duly split and folded its rear seats, enabling the transport of almost anything I needed.
Add the fact the E34 518i is a solid, restrained vehicle with little intrusion of the surrounding elements, and supplementing it with a light, darty, totally hoonable hatchback is more than justified. That is exactly what I have gone and done.
Meet the latest inclusion to my motoring life: a 1990 Peugeot 205 XS.
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