Clarkson’s Choice

Clarkson Choice

Writing in The Times recently Jeremy Clarkson chose his favourite top ten cars; guess what was first on his list:

Mazda MX5 2.0 Sport Recaro
Gravity didn’t come from a meeting. Neither did the Spitfire. But most cars today come from meetings, and as a result they’re almost all yawn-mobiles. Not so the Mazda MX-5.

The old model has been the world’s bestselling sports car for about 25 years, thanks to its combination of low price, ease of use and a smile-a-minute factor that’s up there alongside a game of naked Twister with Scarlett Johansson and Cameron Diaz.i

The new one is better than ever. Because it’s so organic and raw and simple, it feels how a sports car should. It sings and fizzes and jumps about. It always feels eager and sprightly, and that makes you feel eager and sprightly too. It’s a cure for depression, this car, it really is. You just can’t be in a bad mood when you’re driving it.
Price £24,295
Engine / Power 1998cc, 4 cylinders, petrol / 158bhp @ 6000rpm
Acceleration / Top speed 0-62mph: 7.3sec / 133mph
Clarkson’s rating *****
Clarkson’s verdict: Blows the blues away


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