Mrs. Ten and I have been looking at cars for some time, we were planning to buy new or nearly-new. In the end we've decided to get something a little older and to keep the remainder of the savings for a house move that our jobs might require. We're now the proud owners of a 2012 Volvo V40. It's the diesel D2, something I thought I'd never do... but I love it. No pictures yet because the torrential rain hasn't let up for long enough, but the zero road tax and great mpg are keeping me thoroughly warm inside. It's a Lux so I have the stress of having white leather seats. Hmmm. Here are a couple of photos from the run into town to collect Mrs. Ten. The urban MPG is a revelation after the Mazda 6 that I scrapped yesterday with a sigh of relief. The front wheel bearings needed changing and they were worth more than the rest of the car. I'd also like to point out that while I am in a Disabled space there are about 40 more nearer the shop that are unoccupied!