We may look at highly paid executives through envious eyes, but chances are most are as keen on keeping a close watch on costs as the rest of us. Otherwise, why would Audi bother with its new entry-level diesel A6?
There's no doubt that the Golf makes a fine family hatchback, yet it has one major drawback: its price. But if you cannot quite stretch to the new Volkswagen, there is an alternative - and that's where Skoda's Octavia comes in.
It's as hard as nails, but requires far less effort to drive in. No, we're not talking about an all-new DIY product. In fact, we're talking about the toughest version yet of Volkswagen's Touareg off-roader.
Britain's baby hot hatch market is booming, and at last the Fiesta ST has joined the fray. Ford has a long history of producing entertaining sporting versions of its mainstream cars, and the ST is the first of a new generation.
If it weren't for the Hyundai Coup�, the Korean firm's UK story would now be completely different. With its impressive chassis and occasionally controversial looks, the car has attracted much-needed attention to the line-up.