CHILDREN shouldn't be allowed in cars. There, I've said it. And I say it as a father of three. My poor Honda Civic Tourer has had to suffer the worst slings and arrows that three kids under eight can throw at it, and an adult mind can't imagine how bad that can be.
Darling daughter has a habit of redistributing at least 60% of whatever food she is eating around her seat, while darling sons secrete toys of miniscule dimensions into the smallest of holes. Or worse still lose something and then refuse to leave the car until it is found.
The patience of this particular parent may be long gone, but somehow the Civic manages to resist all attempts to break it. Firstly forget any idea you have that leather seats are somehow more sensitive to abuse; far from it. On many occasions I've been eternally th...