I joined AM a few years ago, working on its website, but I’ve only just started working as the magazine’s new staff writer.
This means I get cars to test and write about now and it’s made me realise just how picky I am.
My Focus (yes yes, I drive a Focus, it’s boring, move on) has been locked up in the garage and I’ve had a Vauxhall Corsa 1.3 diesel for the past week.
It’s a great little car, but there’s just one thing that annoys me about it. It’s the indicator stalks. They don’t click down, they just sort of move a little bit. I know it’s a bit pathetic, but it really put me off the car.
I’m a drummer, so a dainty little press of the indicator just isn’t possible, so half the time I’m almost snapping the stalk off waiting for it to click, or I’m desperately trying to cancel my left signal, and then signalling right, setting the window wipers off and confusing countless motorists behind me.
Is it just me? Everyone else in the AM office likes them, but there must be loads of other cack-handed drivers out there.
I’ve got a Nissan Qashqai tomorrow; I hope it’s got the proper clicky stalks. I will of course let you know, I’m sure you won’t be able to sleep at night until you find out!
It's taunting me, hiding its diddiness behind the Corsa's steering wheel.