Normally when I test cars I try to drive them in a variety of conditions. I'll take them around town, cruising on motorways and along country roads. The VW Touareg got all this, and then some.
Graham Gartland got to meet one of his sporting heroes legendary world champion boxer Barry McGuigan last weekend and the St Johnstone defender has insisted the Perth club are still in there swinging in the SPL top six fight.
There was devastation in a tight-knit Fife community after it was revealed a horrific road accident had left the life of a popular teenager hanging by a thread.
The letters week ends with discussion of Perth's architecture, the Gamesa plan for Dundee, religion and the census, nuclear power, and a controversial Fife wind farm plan.
Dundee's HMV store in the Murraygate was mobbed by adoring fans of The View on Friday night when the band played an acoustic set to celebrate their new album.
The Dunfermline strikers had a night to forget at Stirling on Tuesday but one of them, Liam Buchanan, is confident that lightning won't strike twice within five days when the two teams meet again at East End Park.
Scotland have been forced into one change for today's Six Nations wooden spoon decider against Italy and there may well be another before referee Steve Walsh signals the start.
If Raith Rovers are to cross the first division finish line as champions in May, defender Grant Murray reckons much of that will be down to their remarkable form on the road.
As the Royal Marines of Arbroath's 45 Commando prepare for a six-month tour of duty in Afghanistan, a senior British commander has warned of a spring and summer onslaught by the Taliban.
The first wooden spoon decider of the final 6 Nations weekend went the way of the Italians at Bridgehaugh as five missed penalty kicks meant Scotland Under-20 narrowly lost out in a scrappy contest.