Well, Oppo, after a night of carbeques and a morning of photos, I'm in a rental. A bright red Mazda 3 with no guts... and I keep jamming my left foot into the carpet looking for a clutch pedal.

My original plan was to trade in my Golf for the new one next year, but obviously that's not really an option now. It turns out that, thanks to the update, there are no more manual Golfs available, anywhere. New, at least. It looks like the best thing to do is get a reasonably cheap set of wheels that I can sell for minimal loss when the Mk7 arrives.

So, what should that vehicle be?