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Car Of The Decade Is Almost Upon Us

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#1 mab01uk


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Posted 12 December 2019 - 07:54 AM

"AROnline readers with long memories might recall that AROnline‘s Car of The Decade for the 2000s was the MINI. Launched in 2001, the BMW-funded and Rover-engineered R50 (and its R56 replacement) successfully helped reinvent the UK’s favourite small car for the new millennium. It was cute, good looking, introduced a new generation of fans to the Mini marque, and sparked countless imitators. In short, it was a British success story, and one that was deserving of the honour of Car of The Decade.

The 2010s have been an interesting time for the British car industry, marked by the rise and rise of Jaguar Land Rover, fuelled by the huge success of the Range Rover Evoque (above) and the subsequent near reinvention of the premium car sector. After all, who now buys compact saloons and estates now, when they can have a car-like SUV instead? Love them or loathe them, the 2010s have been all about the rise of the SUV, and the Evoque has been at the forefront of this"


What do you think should be AROnline's Car of The Decade?
Range Rover Evoque
Jaguar XF
Jaguar I-Pace
Jaguar F-Type
Nissan Qashqai
McLaren MP4-12C
Nissan Qashqai
Vauxhall Astra Sports Tourer
Lotus Elise/Exige/Evora
Something else......
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#2 DeadSquare


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Posted 12 December 2019 - 09:42 AM

I'll pass this decade, and hope that by next time I'll be able to stumble out of a pub, get into my horseless electric carriage, and like Queen Victoria, say  "Home James, and don't spare the horses"

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Posted 13 December 2019 - 09:23 AM

Qashqai? Astra estate? Is this what it’s come to? Jesus.

#4 mab01uk


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Posted 13 December 2019 - 10:47 AM

I can't think of any modern car I would vote for as exceptional in its category either....


#5 Stu1961


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Posted 13 December 2019 - 01:45 PM

Take the badges of them all and a good many including me couldn't tell you the make or model, now over the last 60 years it a bit easier even the younger generation of today know what a classic Mini is.

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Posted 13 December 2019 - 02:02 PM

I have about as much enthusiasm for them as I have for my fridge. Less actually, at least the fridge is good for keeping the beer cool and the milk fresh

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