Just 70 words, that’s all they wanted. The editor has asked that I advise you, dear reader, how to spend £50,000 on a car to drive along a favourite road. In 70 short, easily digested words.

It should be so easy, shouldn’t it? It’s a simple brief that demands a simple answer. So, obviously, I’ve spent four days solid thinking about it. 

That’s because the brief wasn’t just limited to new cars. If it was, I’d have written ‘buy a Porsche Cayman’ and that would have been the end of things. But no, because crucially, the brief also allowed any used car within budget.