At last it has been sunny enough and I have had the time to take some pictures of the new car
It's a Mazda 2 Genki 2009.
The poetic description of the colour is 'radiant ebony mica' and in the dark looks black, but as you can see (Use your imagination!) it is a deep eggplant sort of colour.
It has all the mod cons; electronic windows and side mirrors, 6 stack CD player, steering wheel audio controls, cruise control and has a jack for my iPod. Also has automatic lights so I don't need to even turn them on! and they go off automatically.There si alos the internal light that comes on when I unlock the car.
Good deep boot,more spacious than it looks and a light in the boot.. The design (sorry missed the very front of the car) makes it hard to tell where the front of the car is , but practice will tell. I also have trouble working out how far away the back is as the mirror gives a sort of tunnel view. I am used to seeing the back window, not the back of the car.