Bankers. They're the kind of people you expect to see driving an Audi. Or barristers. Fine, upstanding pillars of society, I'm sure you'll agree. Trouble is, they are a little, well, boring. That's Audi's problem, too. All too often thought of as the quiet reliable type that stands in the corner at parties, Audi wants to inject some added sport appeal into its latest offerings
When the Banglefied 7-series was unveiled, hushed gasps were clearly audible. BMW showrooms across the land later echoed to this same sharp intake of breath, as interested tyre-kickers walked to the rear of the plutobarge and saw the protuberance that is the boot-lid. The 5-series, however, is a car the blue and white propeller can't afford to screw up
For the last few years, company car drivers have been ditching their Mondeos in favour of style-oriented pickups to take advantage of a reduction in benefit-in-kind (BIK) tax. Trouble is, Gordon Brown closed that particular loophole in the 2004 Budget. So where does that leave the pickup?
Antique dealers are a canny bunch. The one thing they hate more than spending money, is losing it. So when it comes to buying a car to transport their Chippendale, they're particularly fussy about who gets to bid for their business
The fast estate car has always been popular with us Brits. It seems we've always been in a hurry to transport Labradors, shopping and kids at high speed through the twistiest parts of our green and pleasant land
No-one can have missed the trend in recent years for big, butch off-roaders. Our streets are groaning under the weight of Land Rovers and Land Cruisers, each one unnecessarily capable of scaling a mountain. It's absurd. Thankfully, Subaru have made sure there's a more intelligent option
I'm standing on the petrol station forecourt, puzzling over why I can't get the pump's nozzle to fit in the Cherokee's fuel filler. I've tried inserting it at various angles. I've tried gentle coercion. But it seems that the Jeep's filler neck is just too narrow. I check I'm using the right pump - yup, diesel
Volvo has been having something of a renaissance in recent years. Gone are the boxy gymkhana specials, replaced by a range full of Swedish design influence and excellent ergonomics. But is the transformation complete? Can Volvo win any best-in-class rosettes in the company car park challenge, or will they be left pining for the fjords?