What's the most dangerous act you can commit as a motoring journalist? No, not trying to perform dramatic cornering shots for the camera or over-running on a deadline, but recommending a car to a family member.
There's something incredibly upmarket about posh estate cars. While executive saloon drivers give the impression that they work in insurance or manage banks, if you have a la-di-dah load-lugger you appear much more interesting.
No car maker can succeed today without a top-quality diesel engine in its line-up. Saab has long lagged behind in the oil-burning race, with the 9-3 using the old and rattly 2.2-litre powerplant from parent company GM.
Of all the Nineties' big MPVs, the Ford Galaxy has consistently been a top-seller. Launched in June 1995, it offered impressive new levels of driveability, feeling more like a practical saloon than a conventional people carrier.