Not sure how we ever did without two recent additions to our Legacy estate Рrear parking sensors and an auxiliary socket to connect an MP3 player to the stereo.

The first cost £150 and not only gives an audible warning as you back toward an object, but also comes with a small panel fixed to the rear screen pillar (above) that lights green, then orange and finally red as you close on an object. Neat and a lot cheaper than having a scrape..

The auxiliary socket is a nice extra especially if you spend a lot of time on long journeys. It also means there aren’t any loose CDs swilling around the car.