These pictures were taken from my office at Niigata University of Management in Kamo City.
On one of the few fine autumn days we’ve had recently, I bought a second-hand car, a medium-sized four-door sedan. Its engine is only 1000cc, which is the smallest car that I have ever owned, but it is also very fuel efficient.
My Nissan Sunny was getting too old to survive the severe winter weather in Niigata Prefecture. Since I do not have to drive a long distance on a daily basis, and because we get a tax break for using compact cars that get good gas mileage, I decided I could live with a smaller car. Besides, my wife, whose commute is much longer than mine, has a slightly larger van (it can seat seven people in a pinch), so that, when we have to take longer trips, we can use that one. I really enjoy driving my new car!