What happened to slogan stickers on cars? You know the sort of thing “My other car is a porsche”, “this car may be slow but it’s paid for” etc. They used to be everywhere but I’ve not seen one in years, except for the one I saw last night which reminded me.

Sophie cynically reckons that it’s all about attitudes. Back in the olden days, when she first got a car, people saw cars as a fun thing – a cheap source of transport you could personalise and play with. Nowadays, they’re a status symbol. Each car is a stepping stone towards that flash Motah you’re meant to dream about. I hope that’s wrong