Ideally I would like to have my blog sponsored by a huge multi-national company with a generous expenses allowance, in order fund my otherwise unsustainable lifestyle.

Sadly there are few takers at the moment and I doubt that Mercedes will be signing me up anytime soon. Because I’m about to say that I’m not that tempted by the Mercedes-Benz Used Car Weekend. It probably isn’t designed to appeal to me anyway, even though it is, to quote Mercedes, supposedly a “Win-win for customers”.

There are – of course – low-rate finance offers of just 5.9 per cent APR on selected C-class saloon and CLS-class models, and the usual minimum 12-month, unlimited-mileage warranty as well as the unique 12-month Roadside Assistance Package, which becomes lifetime cover if the car continues to be serviced by Mercedes-Benz Official Workshops. And there’s more, because everyone gets the chance to win tickets to a Formula One Grand Prix and AMG Experience Days at Mercedes-Benz World.