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Interesting Read…Team Otoyo kujeni mjigambe

Looking for the best new phone, laptop, house, holiday, or other essential consumer product in 2021? Then take it from me, the more expensive it is, the better and more satisfying it’s likely to be. There can be no guarantees of course, but the general rule is that the more you pay, the higher the quality of the product you end up with.
But this is no longer the case with new motor cars. Who says? Not the usual suspects – road test professionals, consumer organisations, or the judges, jurors and executioners like me, who sit on one or more of the panels for the countless car awards programmes around the world. No, it’s the more important real-world consumers – the buyers and owners putting their hands in their pockets in the showrooms and living with the resultant cars – who say so. And they’re saying it now, today, loud and clear, via our two latest Driver Power surveys.

Both perfectly illustrate the point that lower to mid-priced cars are, in the main, better than their more expensive competitors – too many of which don’t meet the wants and needs of consumers.
Traditional, leading (but not any longer, perhaps) makers from Germany and the UK – the premium car capitals of the world – don’t get a look in among the Top 10 new vehicles to own in 2021. Instead, modest Kia and Skoda (with two entries apiece), Hyundai, Mazda, Toyota, Vauxhall, more upmarket Volvo and increasingly credible SEAT do.

The highest-ranked premium German cars in Driver power – the Audi Q3 and Mercedes A-Class – didn’t even make it into the top 20. And while MG as a company brings up the bottom of the separate brand rankings this week, the cheapo MG ZS is ranked higher or considerably higher than 14 premium Audis, BMWs and Mercs, plus three borderline-premium VWs. Or in other words, a comparatively downmarket Chinese-British car thrashed countless upmarket German cars. How’s that for a sign of the times, and the possible shape of things to come in the near future?
The pattern changes slightly when the attention moves away from the 10 best individual cars to the 10 best brands. The humble Asian players – rampant Kia, followed by Mazda, Toyota, Honda and Mitsubishi – dominate the top 10 of the manufacturer rankings to an undeniable degree. Porsche, the German sports car specialist (not the same as being a maker of premium saloons, estates, family hatches and city cars) does incredibly well to take the No. 1 slot with so consistently high a set of scores. Tesla makes a welcome appearance, while Volvo and Lexus sneak in, too. But more importantly, so does Jaguar – which I take to mean the firm and badge are liked or loved, despite, like Tesla, owners reporting a rather high fault rate across the marque’s cars.
Yet still, the people have decided that just as the three major premium German car firms no longer make models that go down as well with their owners as we – and they – might expect, Mercedes, BMW and Audi no longer qualify as top-10 car companies. Harsh. But true.

This is plausible. But the reviews were done by car owners. As we would like to admit, toyotas are more common on the kenyan roads than merecedes and for that more reviews, better reviews at that on the same. That’s my point of view.

Ni article gani unasoma kwani? Driver power 2021 inasema merc A class is best compact, and merc E class is best executive.

:smiley: We love Toyota. From the Kenyan car owner perspective, probox is the superiorest.

Exactly, unless mtu amedrive hizo gari zote, kept them in the best mechanical state, read maintenance, then that article is baseless and poorly thought out.

One day a probox driver, not the owner, bragged to me that his car can outspeed any other car. I doubt he has ever driven any other car model.

Obiero, mbona huwa unajifanya bad boy and clearly wewe ni softie snowflake born tao inaongea kizungi ya mapua?

Hadi unajua jina “plausible”?

Na vile mashetani zikikuingia huwa unaongea kama malaya.

Wonders never cease. Sasa wewe ni nani exactly? Old monk, mundu mulosi ama electronics?

Juu hii kizungu sio ya uwesmake. Hii ni kizungu ya akina old monk, kijana mrefu. Watu wa campus.

@uwesmake I apologize. Nilikuwa nimesema hii nugu ni wewe lakini hii kizungu sio yako.

Wewe hata hujui plausible ni kusema nini.

Old bottom unataka nikukumbushe ile routine ya stud? Ama ameenda kutafta a pyt abadilishe diet? Haya twende… take off your dentures…

Obiero nilikuambia huna akili. Unatumia chokosh troll handle kudiscuss miswada… kwani original handle yako ni ya kazi gani?

Hii handle @Sura Ngumu ulifungua specifically kusumbua patco, use each handle for the specified use you dumb bonobo. :smiley:

You are one dumb motherfucker. Must I teach you everything?


Hapa nakubaliana na wewe omwami. I drive one, I have no regrets.

Hii ni aina gani?