EVERY now and again, you should spoil yourself. You deserve it.
It could be sprinkles and a Flake on your ice cream, baked beans and cheese on a baked potato or spicy sauce and extra salad on a kebab.
Well, Ford has a motoring equivalent of spicy sauce and extra salad.
This is the Vignale.
Essentially, the Vignale is a posh version of your favourite Blue Oval machine.
Take the Mondeo. It looks just like the company-car favourite but is spicier.
The interior is plush, filled with neat touches that feel far more premium than your usual Ford.
The soft touches around the cabin are complemented by the oh-so-comfy seats.
Everything is close to hand and easy to use.
There is a ton of nice kit, including a leather-wrapped, heated steering wheel.
After trying one, you will never want to go without.
There is also a Sony DAB system, door scuff plates, loads of safety gear and a power tailgate.
You get the special Vignale grille and 19in dark-tarnish alloys.
You can add a Panorama roof and rear sunblinds from the options list if you really want to jazz it up.
But the glitz doesn’t take away the Ford drive.
The US giant has managed to keep the fun factor in a car that is essentially built for munching up the miles. It cruises on the motorway but loves twisty country roads. It is practical, too.
There is oceans of space in the back plus a boot that will swallow stepladders and all the usual family debris.
The steering is excellent, as is the handling. As is the smooth hybrid powertrain if you go for that option.
You would expect nothing less from Ford these days.
But above all, it will turn heads.
People will not automatically think it is a Ford. It looks premium.
It looks – yes – spicy.
FORD MONDEO VIGNALE HYBRID ESTATE
Engine: 2-litre petrol
Power: 187hp, 173Nm
0-62mph: 9.2 secs
Top speed: 116mph