I have always been a fan of straightforward town cars as most of my motoring fits that bill. Something like the Infiniti Qx56 2Wd pretty much suits my needs from day to day. Some years ago I had a rather stylish Saab 9 5, which was a real head turner but pricier on the pocket. Now we are living in a country town and, although our immediate neighbourhood is very urban, we are surrounded by rural lanes. Added to that the fact that many parts of the town flood after any major storm, and my husband's mercedes benz no longer proves to fit the bill. It struggles with snow and ice, and like any saloon car it cannot cope with potholed roads. We are now thinking of changing to a jeep, which will handle everything that you throw at it. Cars like this are also great if you have pets.