I’ve been driving around in a Metro diesel (see below) this week (it’s cheaper than walking and rides better than your 5-series thank you very much) but am increasingly running out of humour when it comes to bully-boy prats tailgating me… Why do little men in their leased cars feel the need to try and compensate for their sad little lives by trying to bully lil’ old me off the roads in the hyper-economical Metro 1.4LD?
I mean I don’t hold anyone up when the road ahead is clear – so why try driving over me when there’s someone ahead holding me up? If you’re a frequenter of this forum and drive a Vectra/3-Series/Focus in such an appalling manner, I’d really love to hear from you in order to try and find out what you’re thinking.
Getting treated like a leper on the roads (as us Rover owners do) really takes the shine off beating the system in this fine little car.
Is the Editor of the Parkers website and price guide, formerly editor of Classic Car Weekly, and launch editor/creator of Modern Classics magazine. Has contributed to various motoring titles including Octane, Practical Classics, Evo, Honest John, CAR magazine, Autocar, Pistonheads, Diesel Car, Practical Performance Car, Performance French Car, Car Mechanics, Jaguar World Monthly, MG Enthusiast, Modern MINI, Practical Classics, Fifth Gear Website, Radio 4, and the the Motoring Independent...
Likes 'conditionally challenged' motors and taking them on unfeasible adventures all across Europe.