Car: Jag XF 3.0
Join Date: 10th April 2006
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Yep - so nothing funky in that list. It seems they are mutually exclusive.
I like Fords to drive, but they are both a dull and "cheap" experience. The VAG cars are good to drive, good with quality but possibly even more dull than the Fords. So I'd take them over Ford because the dullness is easier to live with than the grotty interior.
The Accord is the annoying one. The 03-08 cars are just great to drive and well made. Again just lacking in the funky department. The 09 cars I think look great both in and out, but are not as good to drive as the older cars (ATS excepted). Grrrrr.
If only VW would just make the Golf as funky or well designed as the Civic, or Honda would make the Civic as good to drive and own as the Golf, then we'd be sorted.
I think Honda should keep the Jazz as the simpler, cheaper, clever car and move the Civic up a notch and take the Golf on head to head. A name change would be useful too, to mark the move. Any one who moans that the new car is too expensive or good, can be directed towards the now excellent Jazz (which is more like the successor to Civics of old).