Best and worst cars
JAMES May has very firm opinions on the best and worst of world motoring in 2011.
His top choice is fairly predictable, but not for any predictable reasons.
‘‘The Ferrari 458. It’s spectacular,’’ May says.
‘‘It’s a bit of a boring choice. Perhaps I should say a small Citroen?
‘‘I have a 430 and the 458 is so much better it makes me angry.
‘‘It’s the connectivity and the immediacy. My 430 is more gritty and granular but, in functionality, the 458 could possibly be the best car in the world.’’
And what about the worst?
‘‘The worst car of all time is still probably theVW Beetle or a Triumph Mayflower. The Beetle is a very important car . . . and fascinating, but I don’t like it very much,’’ May says.
‘‘The worst car I’ve driven that’s currently in production? I’m going to go for the Hyundai Accent diesel. You are very lucky you don’t get that one.’’