Driving – it can turn the most mild-mannered individual into a seething ball of fury. Perhaps it's our increasingly congested roads, or our ever-quickening pace of life, or the fact that road rage seems to breed yet more road rage.
Whatever it is, we can take it far more personally than it was intended. That person cut ME off; he/she wanted to ruin MY morning by failing to notice the lights had turned green.
That said, there are usually some understandable triggers for our anger.
Fuel efficient automotive technologies have come a long way in the last decade or so. Detrimental to both environment and wallet, “gas-guzzlers” are to a large extent a thing of the past. Car firms have become wise to the fact that most consumers want to use less fuel, one reason why the two biggest car makers in the world are Volkswagen and Toyota – leaders in fuel efficient tech (not withstanding VW's diesel rigging troubles).
Parking restrictions, busy streets and complex road systems have pushed many city-dwelling motorists out of their cars and on to public transport. But driving the right kind of car can make urban commutes far more pleasant. The following top 10 best city cars are fuel-efficient, stylish and compact – crucial criteria for city driving.
As children, cartoons failed to manage our expectations in terms of what real-world motoring would be like, but weird and wonderful vehicles certainly enlivened our televisual viewing. Not the most scientific of our top-10s, we listed these cars in order of ‘coolness’.
OK, 'definitively' may be pushing it a little, but we think you'll find this list of the world's prettiest cars rather convincing. If you're annoyed that your Ford Fiesta isn’t featured, do let us know in the comments section!