Well, fingers crossed as I took my humble Renault Scenic in to my local village garage for its MOT and service - cost £195 which also included the need for a light bulb.

So, I'm in two minds whether to hang onto it as it's a 57 plate but meets my access needs being automatic, low door sill, boot hoist, steering ball. I only cover about 6000 miles a year so it works out as cheap motoring.

Insurance and roadside service cost about another £450 a year.

So in theory motoring should cost £650 a year plus petrol. So it's a good way of saving money towards another vehicle.

I might be eligible to lease a Motability car - buy a 5 year old car or stick with what I have.

What would you do.