For other new vehicles, of the hundreds of products on offer, only a modest handful definitely attractiveness to me, bizarrely most being provided by makers commencing with an ‘A’.
The Abarth 695 warm hatch (ideally with handbook transmission, if you can nonetheless locate one) has sturdy charm, despite its firm ride and confined practicality, as does the Alfa Romeo Giulia, the ideal-looking new car or truck you can acquire nowadays in my humble feeling, and great to push. The new Alpine A110 also floats my boat, acquiring owned and run a pair of examples of the ‘classic’ 1970s initial many yrs back when they were being still largely unfamiliar and cost-effective in the Uk. The initial A110’s down-side of getting a rear-mounted motor (something else I tend to shy absent from) has finally now been corrected over 60 a long time later by putting the motor in the centre, where it should be for the best handling features.
Away from the Abarth, Alfa Romeo and Alpine, not many of the other new autos we can now all purchase (budget willing) attractiveness to me. A Caterham 7 even now requires some beating for exhilaration and a sense of involvement, but I’ve now been there and carried out that with creaking bones and a terrible again to assist remind me of all of those joyous moments I have experienced driving a single. In a comparable vein, but even now as well minimal in what it can do in serious globe motoring, I uncover the tiny new Citroen Ami EV extremely pleasing, inspite of it currently being two-seats only, with a 30mph top rated pace and restrictive 30-mile selection.