Advantages Performance, style and looks, ride, interior, handling
Disadvantages Temperament, residuals
Beauty contest honours have unsurprisingly eluded the BMW 5 series. Audi's A6, while losing to it in the ugly stakes, has the density and subtlety of an industrial photocopier. And, from the Pacific, the Lexus is...well..a Lexus. The 166 stands in this party, aloof and observant like the prettiest girl at the cadets' ball, conscious of her looks, aware of her class and with no need to overstate herself. For whether she be doe-eyed and raven haired, or the steel grey eyed redhead, she will warm to those who recognise her difference and spurn those who set her among the rest. And so it is with ...