Cars and the motor industry have been an essential part of my life ever since I discovered there was no bus after 6pm through the quiet Norfolk village where I grew up. So I’m quite happy to sacrifice that annual inter-continental holiday for the daily use of a decent car.
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.
New materials, an ever-increasing mass of wiring and technology and wilder designs with lots of glass present all sorts of challenges for garages to contend with. Even 10 years ago most small cars would be fairly basic by today’s standards; no air conditioning in most, and fairly common repair methods all round.
Busy day yesterday. Went to Company Car In Action (www.companycarinaction.co.uk), a fleet managers’ driving day put on by our sister magazine Fleet News.
I am keen to see if there’s a way AM can get involved by bringing along our own readers to drive the cars.
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