It doesn’t have to be all serious, this business of owning a car. Maybe it’s a girl thing, but sometimes powerful engines just get noisy and expensive, and sometimes luxury cars just get big and heavy. Sometimes, you just want to have fun. Forget the power, forget the silence; revel in bright plastics, Apple CarPlay, white piping, bright bodywork, chunky styling, short wheelbases and short-throw five-speed manual gearboxes mated to small, frugal engines. Laugh and enjoy.
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