2016 Skoda Superb Sportline

I did a lot of reading for a long time before I narrowed the field down to the Skoda and the new Alfa Romeo Giulia. After a couple test drives in each car, I chose the Skoda – a VW wrapped in Czech metal.

It's a really nice driving car, but it's gonna take a while to learn to park it.

2008 Alfa Romeo Brera

I really thought I would regret selling the Brera, but I don't. I was on the verge of throwing some serious money at it to improve the suspension so it could cope with London potholes and speed bumps.

I thought, I can afford a new car, so why not? Man-maths came to my aid and I rationalised the purchase.