I need you to help spec my next car (fairly urgently)
Deadline for your votes is 9am GMT 8 January 2021
Some people think being a car journalist is one of the best jobs in the world. Those people clearly haven't seen the hours spent writing scripts, finding different words to describe suede, dodgy airport burgers or annoying five-star hotel rooms with more light switches than a Vegas casino and WHY HASN'T MY SHIRT BEEN IRONED FOR ME. It's a hard life, honestly. Nah, it's a pretty great "job".
Anyway, I need your help to spec my next long-term test car. It's a Skoda Octavia vRS estate. I'm probably going to go for your common-or-garden 245hp petrol engine, but I'm undecided on gearbox and colour. Cast your votes below – I'll send my preferred spec over to Skoda on Friday 8 January so they can order it from the factory for delivery to my house in May.
Terms and conditions: I reserve the right to ignore everything you vote for if I have a sudden aversion to, say, clutch pedals or black.
Argh. Bear in mind it has to photograph nicely.