The departure of the VW Caravelle from our project fl eet resulted in the Jaguar X-Type I've been running for the last six months moving over to my colleague Paul Wager so he could produce a feature about how to deal with the car's cloudy plastic headlights. My new charge will be our recently acquired Triumph 2500TC Estate, which has recently been in the very capable hands of Triumph World editor Simon Goldsworthy. After arranging the big Triumph's initial assessment, Simon booked the car into a specialist to have its inline six fine-tuned on a rolling road. Simon describes the operation in this month's Project Triumph and this informative feature makes interesting reading. Having driven the Triumph regularly over the last couple of weeks, I can vouch for the positive results of the tune up, as the car runs exceptionally well. I experienced one of those déjà vu moments the other day when I borrowed one of the company's classic pool cars for a two-day sojourn into deepest Essex. The car in question was a first generation 2-litre Mondeo GLX and this rare survivor must be one of only a handful that doesn't have any silver gaffer tape holding a shattered plastic bumper together. Back in the day, I ran a 2-litre Modeo GLX as a company car and my recent trip around Ford's homeland reminded me of how good early Mondeos were to drive. Although this very capable front-wheel Ford is currently hovering in automotive purgatory – the Mk I Modeo has now lost its banger image and like our X-Type, is now considered by many enthusiasts to be an emerging classic.