Jaguar continues its quest to show its rivals a thing or two about how to make the ultimate luxury exec model and has again this year snaffled ample sales to prove it. Its latest offering set to claw the admittedly handy 530d right where it hurts is the rather excellent spanking new 275bhp 3.0L V6 Diesel S XF. Great levels of luxury, grunt, drivability, comfort and sportiness, all combined with a Kanye ‘I’m gonna let you finish’ West kick arse attitude and aggressively styled look.
In terms of stylish, mid priced saloons, Mazda’s face-lifted 6 is an attractive proposition worth serious consideration. Starting at around the mid £15,000 mark rising to just under £23,000 there’s an affordable model and spec for most, with the mid priced diesel especially representing good value for money in terms of performance, frugality, reliability, refinement and emissions.
For many years I was a huge 7 series fan, my mum had a 745i when I was growing up. We'd fly down country lanes, me strapped into the back seat, Queen blasting out on the stereo, sunroof open wide. Its one of my fondest memories, nearly all my childhood memories features my mother and whatever car she had at the time. My mum was and still is a great motorist, she loves cars and driving and even at 63yrs old, drives a kitted up 7 seat Citroen Picasso VTRS, like a woman on a mission.