Wednesday, September 3, 2008

OK...We Forgive The Daily Telegraph

A couple of days ago we voiced our displeasure with the some of the choices made by the readers of The Daily Telegraph in their feature, "The 100 Ugliest Cars of All Time."

Why were we unhappy? Because they chose an inordinate number of minicars to heap insults upon. The cars we love were being defamed.

Well...we went through some of the archives of The Daily Telegraph, and were pleased with a feature that ran back in May. The article was, "Definitive Cars: 50 Definitive Drives. Our guide to the 50 cars that you should try and drive before your licence expires."

And the editors had the good sense to include several minicars on the list -- even if they tended to make snide remarks about performance in many of the descriptions. Included on the list were:
  • Austin Seven
  • Austin Mini Cooper
  • Citro├źn 2CV (also appeared on the list of 100 ugliest cars)
  • Fiat 500
  • Messerschmitt KR200
  • Morgan Super Sports Aero three wheeler

So the score is -- one article in my "good drawer" and one in my "bad drawer." Let's see what they come up with next.

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