To the less romantic among us, it is a 2001 LDV red diesel Pilot van which has been round the block a few times.
But when Donna Clark decided it was time to sell her beloved “Rosalie” she knew that she would have to come up with an eye-catching advert to help her sell the ageing vehicle.
So she decided to find a new “partner” for Rosalie, who has travlled 83,000 miles.
It reads: “Strap in for the ride of your life.
“My current owner has decided to end things as she’s found herself another van so I unexpectedly find myself back on the market (to be honest with you, I’m not entirely upset about it as I don’t think she really knew how to look after me).
“So I’m looking to meet someone who can take care of me and give me the attention I deserve. I’m in great shape for my age and I’ve not been around as much as other vans of a similar vintage (you Transits know who you are…)”
The advert shares Rosalie’s “vital statistics” and offers a “truly interactive driving experience”.
Human resources worker Donna, 40, of Clachnaharry in Inverness, said: “I have always given my vehicles names because I love them so much. I had a Corsa called ‘Tom Percy’ – don’t ask me why. Then there was a Vauxhall Meriva called ‘The Tardis’ because there was more room in it inside than it looked from outside.
“And of course there was ‘Tallulah’, a Vauxhall Astra, reminiscent of the vamp in the famous children’s musical movie, ‘Bugsy Malone.”
“But all love affairs come to an end and although I have had ‘Rosalie’ for a year, I need to move on to something bigger. I have ambitions at some time to start a mobile barber’s business and Rosalie is too small.”