I know this is a standard category in this kind of pro-forma assessment, but seeing as I am unable to remember having even bought let alone owned anything ever, it may be that there is actually no one on earth more poorly qualified to complete this section than I.

Even so, I hope and expect the fuel consumption to be abysmal. It would be a sad day indeed when an unreconstructed dinosaur like me considered driving a frugal car a more effective way of saving the planet than killing all the bad guys.

Imagine the headlines: ‘Blofeld’s back and this time we really are all going to die, but that’s okay because 007’s just cracked 50mpg.’ 

Save money on your car insurance

Compare quotesCompare insurance quotes

Find an Autocar car review

Explore the Aston Martin range

Driven this week

  • Subaru Impreza
    First Drive
    17 November 2017
    The fifth-generation Subaru Impreza is much improved from top to bottom, but a poor engine and gearbox keep it trailing in this competitive class
  • Ford Fiesta Vignale
    First Drive
    17 November 2017
    We get a first taste of Ford’s poshest Fiesta in turbocharged diesel form
  • Seat Arona
    Car review
    17 November 2017
    Seat is on a roll but can the Arona, its new junior SUV, cut it in such an ultra-competitive class?
  • Maserati Ghibli S
    First Drive
    16 November 2017
    The Italian saloon gets its most comprehensive update yet, but is that enough to make it a match for rival offerings from BMW and Mercedes?
  • Ford Fiesta ST-Line X
    First Drive
    15 November 2017
    We get our first taste of Ford's sporty 1.0-litre Fiesta on British roads