Family Utility Vehicle : Our New Car


Meet our new car it is our family utility vehicle. Last week bought our new family car for the farm after searching for months to find one that we wanted. The story of our car is quite unique it all stated with the car being in Kingaroy which is where my folks live.

Roy rang me last Saturday saying that he had found two cars that were of interest. He had searched the internet for months trying to find a second-hand ute with a dual cab and steel tray on the back which ran on diesel. Finally one came to attention, it was in Kingaroy which meant my dad could go and have a look at it and test drive it.

Dad rang the guy at the dealership as he knew the man who worked there. He had previously sold my parents a car back in 1988. After organising a test drive for first thing Monday morning we were pretty excited about the idea of having a new car and it was convenient that it was in Kingaroy. Dad took the car for a test drive and gave us the thumbs up and by 10am Monday we had officially bought a car. The car was only put up on the Friday so a very quick sale for them.

On Thursday we drove up to Kingaroy to pick up our new car from the lot. Which was over the road from where my parents work after I thought it was on the other side of town. Small world. So Isla and I popped over to say hi to my mum and she got carted around the office to say hello to everyone.

Roy drove our car to my folks farm. We stayed for the night and did a few bits and pieces for the capers. Mostly relaxing in the shade out of the sun and putting stickers on packets. Friday night we joined mum and dad on their usual outing to the servo for dinner. They use to go to the pub across the street but apparently the servo does a better roast and for $12 its a deal. We met up with my folks friends who they eat out with every fortnight. They also bought their granddaughter who I had previously met. Turns out the car use to belong to her and her partner. Too funny really. We ate a meal with the previous owners of our new car. If we all had got our communication going a bit better we could have paid less for the car. In the end a lot of work was done to the car including replacing tyres, fixing windows and the shockies.  So we got a bargain in the end and the folks who had it previously reckons it runs on 7litres for every 100km. Not bad for a diesel ute.

All I have to do now is learn how to park it in a shopping center and reverse park down in Palmwoods and I should be right. I only just mastered reverse parking our little corolla now its time to sell it.  I am not a bad parker but I prefer parking the valiant as you can see what you are doing easily. Will have to keep you posted on my first expedition out on my own once Roy has gone back to work.

Our car was meant to be and I am really blessed that it worked out so well for us. Couldn’t of happened any easier. Pick up near my folks, met the old owners and they gave us a run down of the car which was all good and Isla got plenty of cuddles at the grandparents.

Don’t you love it when things work out. What has been effortless for you this past week.


The caper paddock getting sprayed and Isla & Roy loving each other after being apart for 16 days.


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Lizzie Moult

Lizzie Moult

Planning, cooking, chasing kids & running an online business; it might seem like there is a lot going on. Yet Lizzie is all about living simply and creating a flexible lifestyle that enables plenty of travel, adventure and quality time. A lifestyle writer and photographer for over 10 years for numerous publications, working online for over 14 years Lizzie also works as a mentor for women who are looking to create and live a life with passion & purpose at

6 Responses

  1. What a great car story and it can be a stressful time. I love the top photo with you guys in front of the car and I love the bottom photo with Isla and Dad, soooooo cute. Regards Kathy A, Brisbane

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