James May Says Every Car Enthusiast Should Drive A VW Beetle

James May has driven virtually every car imaginable in his long and successful career in the motoring journalism field, but believes there is one car which every car enthusiasts has to drive.

In a recent video published by Drive Tribe, May sat down with the camera and answered a number of questions submitted by fans. One of these questions was “What car should every petrol-head drive before they die?”

According to May, there are a number of potential answers for this. The Grand Tour host says one of these answers is an Alfa Romeo as the company’s cars allow you to experience “what it’s like to be related in a passionate way with a machine.” Another argument is that all car enthusiasts should drive an original Mini to experience what the pleasures of driving are all about.

Also Read: Underestimate This 2003 VW Beetle RSi At Your Own Peril

For May, however, the answer is an original VW Bettle. Why? Because he believes it is the most interesting car which has ever existed and also happens to be one of the best-selling cars ever. It may be “terrible”, but that doesn’t take away from its significance in the history of the automobile.

Another interesting question posed was what car May is most excited about driving. His first answer is the Tesla Model 3, particularly since he is tempted to buy one. He also says he is very keen to drive a new McLaren 600LT and will be doing so in the next couple of months. We can’t wait for the 2-minute review of that one…


  • Aeromann

    And a 2CV, and a mehari.

  • robotlogic

    I have driven a bug, it really makes you appreciate just about every other car made that much more! It’s truly bad at everything.


    and beetle will not be revived as the 2 door hatchbacks will extinct

  • GobbleUp

    Nah, pos.

New-Gen Mercedes-Benz Citan Confirmed, Wil Get An Electric Version

The next Citan will continue to be made in partnership with Renault-Nissan but will, once again, get some mods to identify it as a Merc.

Toyota Updates Concept-i, e-Palette Autonomous EVs For 2020 Tokyo Olympics

Toyota will supply 3,700 vehicles, 90 percent of which will be electrified, for the 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games.

Honda’s Innovative Airbag Promises Increased Front Passenger Safety

Thanks to its design, the new airbag offers better protection in the event of an angled frontal collision.

Supercharged Huracan Performante Demonstrates What She’ll Do In A Straight Line

This lightly modified Huracan Performante crossed the half-mile line at 168 mph which, in our books, is pretty fast.

Nissan 370Z 50th Anniversary Edition Arrives In Australia Priced At AUD $53,490

While the 370Z is starting to show its age, Nissan has made it a bit more appealing with this special edition.

Production-Spec Toyota Tj Cruiser To Debut In Japan In October?

A report from Japan claims the new crossover will be unveiled on home soil at the upcoming Tokyo Motor Show.

Hennessey’s Supercharged V8 VelociRaptor Shows There’s No Replacement For Displacement

Hennessey’s F-150 VelociRaptor uses a 5.0-liter supercharged V8 that pumps out 758 HP.

New Corvette Z06 Reportedly Coming In Late 2021 With 800 HP

The new Corvette Z06 could have 150 hp more than its predecessor.

China Slaps US-Made Cars With 25% Tariff: BMW, Ford, Mercedes And Tesla Set To Feel The Pinch

Last time China imposed tariffs on US-made cars, imports dropped by 50%.

Audi Gets U.S. Pumped Up About RS6 With Touching ‘Avant Story’ Spot

The newly introduced 2020 Audi RS6 Avant will be available to buyers in the United States.