Change of scene, and instead of commenting on the cars I have liked lately to Jeremy Clarkson, we will do the opposite. In her regular column has collected 10 cars that, to try them, I would have preferred not to have to do it. At the very beginning of that list, Clarkson complained that the cars seem too much to each other today, do not have a soul or excite.
calls them “stinkers” (stinking)
reminiscent of a not too distant past in that each new release could be a surprise, both for good as for evil. Right now, due to the high degree of synergies within the group automobile, or among competitors (with common components) is becoming more and more difficult to try something really different. Without further delay, there goes the decalogue of the infamous:
Opel Astra 1.6 SIDI Turbo 200 HP (tested as Vauxhall, Opel’s british), it is not to say big deal: a car with four wheels and a seat to be placed going around, and that is all. It seems so extremely boring that calls for a “screen saver”. So how bad car is? 0-100 km/h in 6,6 seconds is not exactly a bad record, but refers to that transmitted very little to the driving.
Neither comes out very well stopped the Infiniti Q30 2.2 d 170 HP, a diesel. He says that his design does not do justice to the engineering underneath it, and protest so loud that it is the engine, and because neither empujea as much as I should. In a nutshell, a diesel that has not left a good taste in the mouth. Sums it up as “a disaster, but at least it looks good”.
Of the Skoda Octavia 2.0 TDI 150 HP is not focusing on its value/price, or in the evolution of the brand. Your object of analysis is checked for simple appliance of transport, absolutely mediocre, not outstanding in anything. Hard verdict for a car that, being nearly £ 2,000 cheaper than the Infiniti, and with 20 HP less, almost nailed the same performance. Perfect for taxi drivers, go.
The next to be squandered is a british, Zenos E10 S, with 250 HP and a weight rachitic. It is a sporty two-seater for purists, equipped to the minimum, with address, resisted, and brakes that require control techniques manual lock, because it has no ABS. Does not speak wonders of him, despite being very fast and totally transmitter. In other brand this would have been praised. It is planted at 100 km/h in nearly 4 seconds, and finishes off the critique with a “someone stop me the feet”.
The Renault Kadjar says that it’s a car completely devoid of soul. Don’t see it as an object of desire in video games, movies in the role of protagonist, or in the walls of the room of a teenager. Simply is a car that is manufactured because you have to manufacture it, and that will pass without pain or glory. Yes, at least appreciates that it is a cheap car, but that does not cease to qualify as depressing. Tried it with the 1.6-litre dCi 136 HP.
Other SUV is a victim of their darts, the BMW X1 xDrive25d with a diesel engine of 230 HP. Not liked anything, it is the BMW of the accounting, somewhat below what we expected a purist of BMW, but that had needed a second generation for its commercial success. It’s not a bad car, nor is it dangerous, but he looks short of what BMW is capable of doing. And tested it with all-wheel drive, even if you are not convinced the behavior off road.
The SEAT Leon X-perience ST 2.0 TDI of 150 HP was the first SEAT that has passed through his hands in a 31-year career as a tester. After you have conducted considers that the lost time testing it, that makes no sense. Regardless of what we may think of the brand’s homeland, the Lion is being a car tremendously successful, but it does not like which makes SEAT (that is to say, what makes VAG).
cars can Also be high-flying that don’t like Clarkson, like the Nissan GT-R Track Edition, optimized for circuit and with 550 BHP of power. Although the normal model you like and gives it five stars, the Track Edition has a hold because it is not predictable, and says that it is useless. What face will have put the Nissan engineers when reading something as well?
The penultimate crucified is also German and the VAG Group, the Scirocco 2.0 TDI of 150 HP (this engine does not like, decidedly). Compared this Scirocco with the first-generation, and made the analogy to see what had happened with the first great love that has spoiled. “My angel turned into a moose”, that is to say, a love that was not worth remembering. Nothing to do on a Golf GTI.
The latter is not the SsangYong Rhodius, but it has got much closer in size and nationality, it is the Hyundai i800. It has been an experience so bad that you prefer to take the cream on the back of James May before returning to lead it. He says that it is boring, slow, ugly and horrible. “In terms of comfort and appearance, you win a camel”. Or passenger wants to get on. Poor minivan.
¿What do you think about this list? is More or less fair than the previous one?