I have a fantasy: I'd like to trade my Toyota Auris for a 4x4. Flooded tracks on the Somerset levels, mountain roads across the Mendips glazed with black ice and dusted with driven snow .. I don't care, I've got a 4x4! The Sunday Times 'Drive' section today had an article on frugal off-roaders, featuring the putative car of my dreams for less than 18k. Leaving their Mini Countryman option aside as a ludicrous concept, The Times offered the Fiat Panda and the Skoda Yeti.
Yes, like you dear Reader, I'd rather die.