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Autocar Awards 2020: Mazda MX-5 named Best Affordable Driver's Car

1 month ago   |   By Autocar

Fourth-generation Japanese convertible is the most fun you can have on four wheels for less than £35,000
Every summer, team Autocar decamps to great roads and usually a race circuit in affordable driver's cars. Affordable among the scheme of cars, anyway. The good thing is that a modest down payment and monthly follow-up can put some of the best driver's cars on your driveway.
Most recently, we took nine of the best to Wales. One was a Mazda MX-5 , the latest version of the small roadster that's celebrating its 30th anniversary. Others included the Honda Civic Type R , Ford Focus ST and...
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Autocar Awards 2020: Ariel Atom 4 named Britain's Best Driver's Car

Autocar Awards 2020: Ariel Atom 4 named Britain's Best Driver's Car

1 month ago   |   By Autocar

Ariel's ultra-lightweight track day toy was the only car to earn a five-star Autocar road test verdict this year
Atom 4, Atom 4; so good they ‘gonged' it twice. That, to be fair, is probably not what will irresistibly trip off your tongue when pub conversation - at a safe distance, of course - next turns to Ariel's latest-generation Atom .
And yet here we are: the winner of the latest Britain's Best Driver's Car award is also our one and only five-star road test car of the year. Quite the coup for Somerset's little old Ariel Motor Company Ltd and for a niche-market, lightweight sports car...
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