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In praise of crap cars

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Andrew Frankel | Ti co-founder


17 November 2021

If there is a term I hate more than any of the other lazy generalisations peddled by smug hacks with little knowledge and even less sense it is the suggestion ‘there’s no such thing as a bad car any more.’

I’m too old to bother these days but, my, how I used to rail against the contention. ‘All cars sit in a class,’ I would fume, ‘and if a car is the worst in that class, it is by definition a bad car.’ I wasn’t done yet. ‘And if standards improve in that class, so must we raise our expectations to meet them. It doesn’t mean “there’s no such thing as a bad car any more.”’

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