Clarkson made a list of the worst cars he ever drove in 2016.

In an article for The Sunday Times, Jeremy Clarkson recalls that once all the cars were different, the first turbocharged Saab, BMW and Porsche were mentioned. Now cars are the same for him because of the standards and requirements of governments. All have 5 stars in crash tests, the same brakes, suspension and airbags.

I’m still asked, “What’s a good first car for my daughter?” or, “What’s a good car for £15,000?”, and the answer is: “The Volkswagen Golf.”

You love driving and you want something really fast? A Volkswagen Golf R. You are a teacher and you need something reliable and cheap to run? A Volkswagen Golf diesel. You are a student and you have only a thousand pounds to spend? A second-hand Volkswagen Golf. You need five seats? You need a big boot? You need the latest technology? Ask me anything, and if I have my sensible hat on, you’ll get the same answer: “The Volkswagen Golf.”

For Clarkson cars like crossovers from Renault or sedans from Hyundai are just ordinary boxes that can ride. Tools for everyday use without personality, soul and character. Why not just buy Golf?

The terrible 10

Vauxhall Astra SRi NAV

Clarkson had the opportunity to test version with 1.6-liter turbocharged 200 hp engine. In his opinion red color and turbocharging are the only advantages.

Clarkson’s rating: ★★☆☆☆

Infiniti Q30 Premium Tech

Clarkson wrote that the 2.2-liter diesel in the new Infiniti is brisk and quite low on fuel but the car as a whole is not impressive.

Clarkson’s rating: ★★☆☆☆

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