* COMFORT: A neatly sculpted dashboard includes some attractive soft blue backlighting and thoughtful storage areas on board include a centre console CD store, oddments
tray atop the dash, plus cup and bottle holders * REAR VIEW: A pretty decent boot provides some 450 litres of stowage space in the neatly squared off luggage bay with all seats taken * ATTENTIVE DRIVING: The Chevrolet Cruze is powered by a 2.0-litre 148bhp VCDi turbo diesel engine paired with a five-speed manual gearbox, but, for a premium of just over a grand, there is a six slot automatic gearbox available for those who enjoy driving the auto way (S)
It proves to be a meandering, roughly chronological story in which myth, folk tale, fiction, doctrinal exegesis, and documented event mingle cheerfully (together with external oddments
) in an undifferentiated world of fact, metaphor, and meta-history.
As for interior space, this exclusively two-seater provides ample room for its occupants - even if they are over 6ft - but not much scope for stashing oddments
. For instance, there are no door bins and there's nowhere to place your mobile or change for tunnel/bridge tolls.
Heating and ventilation was good for an open-topped car and the oddments
room was adequate but not remarkable.
Bootspace fits four cases at a queeze but oddments
room is great.
More than 30 different stowage compartments mean there's plenty of scope for hiding oddments
and, with five of the seven seats in place, the boot space is estate-like.
Friends and relatives have gladly given wood, neighbours have been cajoled into parting with odd lengths and the men on the nearby motorway workings have given advice on where to find oddments
and old trees.
room is plentiful but compartments are on the small side.
For a start it looks and seems to behave like any other Transit so you are not sacrificing anything in terms of practicality and usefulness, its performance is as good as the standard van and its other virtues remain such as the high driving position, roomy cabin and plenty of oddments
space, but there is still no-where to hang a jacket however.
Oddbins dates back to 1963 when entrepreneur Ahmed Pochee started delivering binends and oddments
of wine to the restaurants and clubs of London's West End.
We seem to have on the table; a new further education college, expanding higher education facilities, Tesco (?), Kingsgate, Piazza/Library, indoor market hall, outdoor market and other oddments
The 50/50 split rear seats can be folded down for larger items, while there's good oddments
storage around the cabin.