Best "mechanical" car?


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Prius owners are chapped en masse for economy numbers less than the window sticker claims while my friend’s 1960 Morris Minor continues to get 40 MPG with an engine shared with my long ago MG Midget.



Pretty much every function of any modest car is now performed via computer chips and servos. There must be cars out there that have resisted this movement for purposes other than a lower sticker price.



If this set is a number greater than one, do you have any feelings about which is the best “mechanical” car out there? I would love to find the 2010 equivalent of a 1978 Alfa Romeo GTV that did not have the ballast of 700 pounds of electric motors.