A few weeks ago I did an interview for Revvbomb and one of the questions I was asked was to choose my dream three car garage.
Should be easy right? Not quite.
There are loads of cars I dream of owning so the challenge here was to pick three. I approached it quite rationally in order to narrow down the shortlist: these had to be cars I could live with, cars that would suit my lifestyle, cars that would sing to my soul, and cars that I could grab the keys to any one of them of a morning and feel completely comfortable and happy with my decision. This was a very serious matter.
Should I go for three supercars or high performance sports coupés? That would be highly impractical. And what about those days when I want to just be incognito?
We all know there are some insanely hot hatchbacks on the market right now but pick three of them? A three car hot hatchback garage would be kind of boring. The novelty would wear off pretty quickly I imagine.
My instinct was to go for some very expensive cars. But can I tell you something about expensive cars? They tend to be big. And I knew that would just cause more stress in my life when I want to drive into town. You can’t beat the nimbleness of a small car. But would it be a waste to pick something relatively cheap and cheerful?
See all the dilemmas I was facing? And remember it’s just three.
The three I went for in the end were the Ford Fiesta ST, BMW M6 Gran Coupé and the Audi R8 V10 Plus.
I knew I needed a hatchback in there, a hot one, and yes I toyed with the new Focus RS (too brash!) or the Golf R (too subtle!). You could choose something like a Fiat 500 if you needed a shopping car but the Fiesta ST is the best of both worlds. It fills the gap for something small and nimble, has an average boot, can fit real people, and well it’s not slow either, is it?
For my second car, I toyed with the new Ford Mustang. I love what the Mustang stands for, the styling, the noise…but it’s not as chuckable as the way I like my cars to feel in the corners. So instead I would go German and ultra-luxurious. I love the styling of the 6-Series Gran Coupé but why stop there when you could have an M6 Gran Coupé?
For the final place in the garage, I lost the head a bit and decided I would want a car that would make people’s jaws drop to the floor. So I chose the Audi R8 V10 Plus. If you’ve been following my blog you’ll know I’ve had reservations about supercars before but I got a quick drive in the R8 a few months ago and it was the car that changed all that for me. I love the ‘racecar for the road’ feeling of this car.
What would be in your dream three car garage?