I have owned BMW, Toyotas,Hondas, Nissans, Fords, Subarus and now VW. I used to be one of those people who looked at a car as a utility vehicle, which in many respects it is. But now I think of my driving as more than just getting from point A to point B. I love the road, the way the car handles, the pick up and go when needed. I love the fuel consumption of the diesel, which is barely anything compared to my previous car. I found that driving something without character (which doesn’t mean a POS) is just too boring for someone like me.
Some people drive and some people DRIVE, it’s a joy and privilege. I am in that latter group.
The most reliable car in my 35 yrs of owning and driving was my Subaru but it lacked something that I found in the TDi. I actually enjoy the road and all the sights that I have found with 700+ miles per tank I went from Cape Cod MA to Cape Breton Nova Scotia and back on 4 tanks. I don’t think I am going to find that anywhere else.
Yes, you Toyota people have your preferences. Thank you for you opinions, but you can just leave them to yourself. I want something more. Everyone has preferences, mine is not to drive a Toyota so let’s move on.
Does anyone have experience with the Hyundai Elantra GT? I saw one today and it’s about the right size and style. I have never owned one of these but hear good things.
I will drive the GTi and the Mazda, and will consider others.