Last week I talked about the fact that there are no bad cars available any more. Even a £7,000 Nissan Pixo is a superbly capable little car. People who have talked to me about the article all wisely nodded and agreed. We’ve never had it so good.

We had the opportunity to head to a secret test facility at a village called Millbrook just off the A428 near Bedford for the annual SMMT Test Day, where manufacturers lay on a massive fleet of cars for us to hurl around private roads. It’s a tough job.