I don't know why but I have a pretty bad record with cars :- Morris Marina 1300 (Yes, mustard) - RED letter after an MOT "This vehicle NUST NOT be taken on thre public highway" Vayxhall Chevette - white with a go faster stripe - head gasket gone, cylibder head warped - goodbye (p.s. the stripe did'nt work) Triumph Dolomite Sprint (yes, 2 litre,16 valve with overdrive in british racing green) ended upside down in a ditch (those damned skinnny tyres) p.s. Simon, don't tell mum she still does'nt know !!! Fiat Strada (red), really nice car, reduced to scrap after an accident in france - the car never made it home. Fiat Strada (blue) really bad car (bought the MOT for an extra £20) - died Peugeot 3?? Estate - good car, sold it to my Dad, broke down beore he did 50 miles Triumph Acclaim - engine went on the M40 (Stokenchurch Hill) Rover 216 (Company Car) - I told them it would'nt do 30,000 miles a year, it did'nt! Vauxhall Vectra (Diesel Company Car) - yes it did 30,00 a year but very slowly ! another vectra, see above Peugeot 405 Diesel - took a long time dieing but evetually gave up the ghost at the exact spot where the Triumph Acclaim succumed to my individual driving stye ! Renault Megane - very slow, very boring, very efficient (hooray) and I have'nt killed it yet.