Cars don’t always live up to their hype. Without naming names, the performance car world has had its fair share of swings and misses over the years. And perhaps we’re only going to see more of that in the near future, as car makers scrabble to make electrified and fully-electric cars appealing to the petrolheads they’ve always sold their hotter wares to.
But underrated cars? They’re much harder to come by. Few genuinely good machines tend to slip through the cracks, but they can be crowded out by unbeatable rivals, arrive with the wrong price tag, or just be plain elusive.