Hey, at any rate, I'm also a male gearhead! Except that if I were a Top Gear presenter, I'd be a lot closer to nerdy James May than Jeremy "Powwwwaaaaahhh!!!" Clarkson. Perhaps it isn't a coincidence that James May also happens to be fond of unpretentious cheap little cars like the Fiat Panda and the Dacia Sandero.
I appreciate power and handling as any other male gearhead, but I need some city runabout that is easy to park, doesn't cost an arm and leg to run and can carry a bunch of people and groceries every now and then.
Being a gearhead with an engineering background, I'm also discerning when picking cheap cars. I appreciate well-thought out design and good engineering and certainly go beyond the "appliance factor". For example, I think the Honda Jazz (Fit) is awesome, but you wouldn't catch me dead buying a Toyota Vios (Yaris sedan) for example.
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View my fuel log 2012 Mirage GLS 1.2 manual: 33.3 mpg (US) ... 14.1 km/L ... 7.1 L/100 km ... 40.0 mpg (Imp)