It was a perfect summer for drop-top owners. Day after day of cloudless blue skies meant there was no excuse for keeping the roof raised. And so our Audi A4's fully automatic hood mechanism was put to good use.
It's hard to believe that the RAV4 has been with us for a year; it seems like only last week it bounced into our car park, full of the joys of... er, autumn. So has it been a rewarding 12 months with GX52EEM? You bet.
If you'd rather keep your money in your wallet than in your fuel tank, you should take a look at Ford's most frugal Fiesta. Over our one-year test, we've found the TDCi LX to be one of the most economical long-termers we have ever had.
They say motorsport is expensive, but our paddock bus for this year's Uniroyal Team Challenge proves that not every aspect has to be - our VW Sharan made the annual pilgrimage to Spa in Belgium and back on little more than a tank of fuel.
This was supposed to be the final long-term test report on our SEAT Leon Cupra R. As we have now had the keys to GJ52 KHB for more than nine months, the manufacturer decided it was high time we gave them back.
Before Nissan's latest 4x4 came into my life, I have to admit that off-roaders were a mystery to me. Heavy, ugly and usually with agricultural steering, I couldn't understand what all the fuss was about.
Funny how small things can cause big hassles. Only four days into our tenure with the Vauxhall VX220 Turbo and we have spotted the first flaw about driving a brilliant yellow roadster in high summer: insects.