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What’s My Favourite Car?

Being a car person, I often get asked this a lot. Being a bus person too, the follow up question is usually “What’s your favourite bus?”. I’ll deal with that second question later, but I shall now attempt to address the first.

Simple answer, my Suzuki Alto aside, is that I don’t really have a favourite. There are so many cars that I like to try and choose a favourite.

Despite not having a conventional dash not CD player, I quite like the interior of the Tesla Model 3, even though I’m not a huge fan of massive floating displays or the lack of physical buttons. I like the general simplicity of the layout, and everything appears designed to work well together. Also, from a technical perspective, the range and performance of the electric drivetrain does mean the Model 3 would actually work for me on a daily basis.

I’m a huge fan of the humble cars that although nothing fancy, do their job well. Cars like the Volvo estate (various models but V70 and 240GLT are in my favourites), my little Suzuki Alto, original Kia Cee’d from 2006 to 2012, and Nissan Almera.

Some obvious classics also feature in my favourites. Ford Escort, Ford Capri, Triumph TR6, Rover SD1, to name but a few. Then there’s the wild Group B rally era of Metro 6R4s, Ford RS2000, Lancia 037 (the latter unusual in being RWD), which all can hold an interest.

That’s before we get to supercars. Any Lambo with a big V12 will get an interest, particularly the Countach from the 80s. Modern Ferraris on the other hand don’t really interest me.

Others I don’t like are current Bentleys and Rolls Royce barges, anything which can be described as a ‘soft roader’, almost all crossovers, most Audi’s and most BMWs. Or in other words many of the cars which sell well these days.