There are many ways to sell a used car these days: pop an ad in your local newsagent; or Sellotape a For Sale sign on the windshield of your ride, then park it by a busy road.
Or you could just get your partner to produce a lavish spoof commercial.
That's the situation that Max Lanman's girlfriend found herself in. She needed to shift her 1996 Honda Accord - and beau Max had the brainwave of making a playful ad for it.
Many countries are great at building reliable, cost-effective vehicles, but they're not always good at naming them – especially in English.
Take Japan, for example. Over the years they have come up with some very silly names for their otherwise good cars. But at least they eventually understood their failings: when Toyota created its luxury off-shoot, Lexus
Expensive cars provide one of the modern age's best ways to demonstrate success and wealth. They’re also (usually) a lot of fun to drive and look nice on the driveway.
But not all rich people drive Lambos or Astons. Some of the world’s biggest stars have actually chosen rather modest automobiles to get around in.
A Channel 5 documentary has caught two female car thieves on camera as they agree to steal a Mercedes Benz for £500.
Undercover journalist Paul Connolly exposed the motor criminals in a branch of McDonalds in Coventry. Experienced thieves Lauren and Tara agreed to Connolly’s fake request for them to steal the £40,000 luxury car – for just £500. As part of the deal, they agree to break into a house in order to take the keys for the target car.
Watching the scenes in Vicenza from July, one is reminded how much global appeal Clarkson, Hammond and May still have. Crowds of Italians gathered around Clarkson in the all-new Aston Martin DB11, with May in an electric blue Roller, seeking autographs and hand-shakes. The enthusiastic congregation was a microcosm of the former Top Gear trio's popularity.
There’s no doubting these guys can still get the attention of car lovers the world over.