A planned six-month test period was extended by a further two months due to the fact that we couldn’t drive the Citroën C5 Shine during the hard lockdown, culminating in nearly eight months of custodianship, and I was happy for it.

The departure of a long-term car can be emotional. If a lemon had been foisted upon you, you’d celebrate the parting, but if you had grown attached to the car, a secret tear would be shed...

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