If you’re ever in a rented VW Passat Estate, driving down the A40 into Monmouth, and an Aston Martin overtakes you, do not attempt to keep up. It’s a fun road, steep incline and very windy down through the Forest of Dean, and in an Aston Martin must be great fun. However, if it hadn’t been for the quick reactions of that lorry driver I would have returned a VW Lupo back to the rental company. The Passat Estate is a comfy car, but not even The Stig can prevent the back end for sliding out when going downhill round a corner at 60. 🙂
I shall bring the Mazda over (4 wheel drive, ye ken) and try it again.