Miserable to sit in, miserable to drive, miserable to look at, miserable in every imaginable way. With a pathetic 74hp under the hood, you have to flog it just to get anywhere, and as a result its real world fuel economy is awful, and a lot worse than Mitsubishi advertises.
The interior feels like it was personally designed and engineered by Eeyore himself, as it is so gloomy and cheap with controls that feel like crap. The CVT is bad even by CVT standards. The whole thing feels just plain awful.
Sorry if anyone here drives one of these but I think it’s the most boring car ever made.
That there is a picture of an Austin Allegro. Fortunately, the majority of CT users based outside of the UK will have probably never seen one before, and even fewer will have had the chance to drive one. And you know what? Count yourself very lucky if that is the case.
The picture below displays the genuine faces of sheer disappointment of myself (right) and my good friend Peter (left) mid-drive from this dull, melancholy, browner-than-brown Allegro. There is a real reason Top Gear slate the Allegro. It’s completely and utterly poo.
The Morris Marina. Which is just like an Austin Allegro.
The king of dull. My Dad had this model Vectra as a company car a few years ago. It was blue, but I can’t say I remember it having any actual characteristics…
I had to rent a 2012 Elantra once. It might not be bad to look at from the outside, but the interior was all chintzy, with cheap plastic and an odd black-and-tan color scheme that made it feel very old lady-ish. The radio controls were odd and annoying, the seats were hard and unsupportive, and, even worse, the steering wheel didn’t move back as much as the seat, so you had to either lean far forward to reach the wheel, sit uncomfortably close, or grow gorilla arms. Throw in the fact that the window sills are so high that you can’t rest your arm on them, and there is just no getting comfortable in this car.
It also had that problem with the three headrests on the back seat blocking the entire view through the back window so your field of vision is about four square inches. No need to worry, though; no one will be behind you because the 2012 Elantra accelerates on a geological time scale, so everyone will just be far in front of you.
What an awful, awful machine.
Definitely the Camry hybrid. Generic interior, fake chrome, and worst of all, it’s silent.
I want to puke every time I see one.
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