This week, the most researched cars in AutoGuide.com’s new car section included an interesting mix of vehicles.
Mirroring the real world, Toyota’s Camry was the most popularly searched this week. Like warm milk or a steady drop of morphine, the Camry does exactly what its makers intended: it dulls things. And people love that about it, which is why Toyota sells so darn many.
Hyundai’s Veloster is much less popular from an overall sales perspective. It has wild styling and pretends to be sporty, though you’ll probably suss out the truth pretty quickly with a test drive. Of course, there’s a turbo model that offers more power, but it’s still sort of a lacklustre product in the handling department. Still, it’s an eye-catching car and sometimes that’s enough. Sometimes.
If you really want to drive a car that gets attention, try a Mustang. It’s solid metal log of a rear axle is as predictable as popping corn with an open lid and the V6 model is the same price as the Camry mentioned above. Saddle up.
If you want a low price, the practicality of a hatchback and a Nissan, the Versa Note is really the car to buy. Of course, the last qualifier is really the only one that makes a difference in nominating the Versa Note, but it was a popular pick this week among the people who perused our new cars section this week nonetheless. The biggest upside with this one is being able to haul a relatively large load and the biggest downside is steering so numb you might swear Nissan uses Novacane to turn the wheel rather than electric boosters.
Finally, the BMW 2 Series was the least liked of our most popular this week. As the replacement in BMW’s line to the 1 Series, this line of rear-drive rockets is nothing short of splendid. If you have the cash, the M235i is a hoot to drive. Otherwise, the 228i isn’t a bad option either.