Re: Clarkson's 25 favourite cars
Doe`s anybody really care what JC thinks? I drive an Alfa because I love it. I couldn`t really care what anyone else thinks. I know that journo`s reports influence the car buying public to a large degree and I firmly believe that some people, perhaps a large majority,will buy a marque because the media in all its guises says it`s a good car. They may have given no consideration to that marque previously. In the early 80`s when I first started driving Alfas the media did rubbish them on a regular basis-justifyably some may say. This did two things.Firstly it made secondhand Alfas fantastic value for money. Anyone who tried to px an Alfa during that period will know what I mean.Secondly it nearly killed Alfa in the Uk.
I think what should be remembered is that Alfas were big sellers in the Uk during the 70`s, thanks to the sud. Now IMHO they are a niche marque and are bought by people who owned Alfas during the glory days and people who appreciate the marques history. Alfas future is safe.Bloody hell even that other great Italian, Lancia, is making its way back to the Uk. Sod Clarkson.Let him have the peoples car.