I read with interest every week in Autocar of the latest electronic driver assistance and safety systems. However, I find myself wanting a vehicle with minimal electronics that I can engage with on my own terms.
My current playground is the pre-march 2006 road tax trap era. These cars are generally all fixable within my piggybank budget. I have a £1200, 2002 Toyota Yaris with air-con, CD (and cassette player, of course). I love driving it and feel it must be the modern equivalent of a Citroën 2CV: slow compared with the rest, but fun and economical.
My 1990s university cassette tapes make journeys up to see my daughter, now at Leeds University, slip past in a nostalgic haze. Andrew Wright Ottery St Mary, Devon