Once petrol went over a £1 a litre I noticed an interesting phenomenon. Suddenly most of the big gas-guzzling SUVs, BMWs, Mercs and Audi’s et al started cruising at modest speeds in the inside lane leaving the fast lane free for nippy little compact cars like mine to zip along.
I’ve always thought SUVs were a half baked idea in a country where most people couldn’t find somewhere off-road that wasn’t a car park. So the fact they now have to pay excessive sums of money to keep the unnecessary things motoring amuses me. As for me, my little Fiat Punto gives me nigh on 500 miles from a tank of fuel, and I’m ashamed to say it but I also love the colour.
Confession: I guess I ought to admit it; I have previously owned two huge ‘his n hers’ Volvo saloons…Copyright © 2008 Gary Allman, all rights reserved.