Spelling mistake of the week; VW Polo is World Car of the YearSincere apologies for the unfortunate spelling mistake that worked its way into our news story about the VW Polo on Wednesday. What we meant to write, of course, was; VW Polo is Worst Car of the Year. Sorry about that. It’ll probably never happen again. Not until the Golf wins it – again – next year.
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Most irritating web contributor of the week; The ColonelThe Colonel appears to have no particular sense of mirth about anything, and, judging from his name, is clearly well aware of his own superiority complex. Worse still, he would seem to actually quite like Australians, which, as any decent, law breaking Brit will tell you, is simply not the way to behave at all.So if you’d be so kind, Colonel, could you put that cane away for the time being. It’s just a bit too big and scary looking for the rest of us to be comfortable with at the moment. Unless, of course, you feel like brandishing it in the direction of Virgin Power, in which case feel free to have a right old swish.
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Option mayhem of the week; the new BMW 5-SeriesRumour has it that BMW may be about to exact a last minute redesign of the new 5-Series’ suspension system, having discovered that certain models, if specified with a particular series of options, can randomly develop quite sweet handling and ride characteristics. A BMW spokesman said; “We are 100 per cent confident that none of our new 5-Series models is in any danger whatsoever of handling beautifully. We went to extraordinary lengths during the research and development program to eradicate such issues from the design. If, however, any customers do report experiencing any kind of enjoyment when driving their cars, we will be happy to take a look and, if necessary, replace any suspect components.”BMW GB’s dealers have, by all accounts, been instructed to ignore all knowledge of similar problems on the E39 and E60 models.