As Dill will eventually be a Search and Rescue dog, she needs to travel to training events with me, and her sleeping quarters away from home will be the car.
It rapidly became clear that the little Citroen C3, nice car that it is, will not really be appropriate for SAR stuff.
Vera is a Range Rover Vogue. She's quite old but in very good condition. She currently has a V8 petrol for her heart, but that will change - we'll give her a heart-transplant in summer and she'll be a more efficient (if slower) diesel powered car.
It was opportunity really - I've been looking for a LandRover to put the diesel engine into for several years, but they are all ridiculously expensive here, and I spotted Vera at a sensible price, and bit the bullet. The heart-transplant will go a lot smoother from RangeRover to RangeRover than it would have from RangeRover to LandRover too.