In the latest episode from Top Gear’s Series 26, there’s a segment in which Chris Harris dishes out some car buying advice as quickly as possible.
Over the course of a little under four minutes, the Top Gear host takes us on a journey through the following seven segments: city car, supermini, compact crossovers, compact hatchbacks, sports executive saloons, large SUVs and mid-size executive saloons.
He begins by laying waste to the Hyundai i10, Renault Twingo and Toyota Yaris, saying that the VW up! is the one to have when it comes to really small cars. In the supermini category, he’s got the VW Polo, Mini Cooper, Vauxhall/Opel Corsa and the Ford Fiesta, and the latter is his number one choice.
Up next is the compact crossover segment, where Harris begins by identifying the VW Tiguan, Vauxhall/Opel Mokka, Ford Kuga and Nissan Qashqai, though he wouldn’t have any of them because they’re all “complete s**t boxes”.
As for sports executive saloons, he’d take a Mercedes C-Class over a BMW 3-Series, Alfa Giula or Audi A4, althoughin the mid-size executive saloon segment he’d prefer the 5-Series over the E-Class. Oh, and with large SUVs, he’d rather have the Volvo XC90, but only as a compromise – he’d really just have the 5er instead.
Unfortunately, Harris didn’t spend much time justifying his recommendations, so we’re curious to see if you agree or disagree with his assessments.