Wil wrote I like the papal involvement with our contemporary culture. Me, I have lately taken to public transport and find that the social interaction helps manage feelings of isolation. The car, inversely, gives one an armour and sense of invincibiltiy against the world, which heightens the "god complex" which can also be manifested in the various styles of vehicles on our motorways, dual carriageways and minor B roads. My own car is a battered asian model, reliable but ageing. I am going on a long journey soon and will test its metal.