151 – If local government was a car, what sort of car would it be? Part 5– the Tesla Model S.

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tesla

This is the final post in a series of five. The first review was for the Hyundai Excel Sprint council, the second was the Leyland P76 council, the third was the Volvo 240 series council, and the fourth was the Alfa Romeo 1750 GT council.

The last choice is the Tesla Model S. Futuristic, sustainable and unattainable.   This is really the only electric car that anyone talks about as if they would like to own one. With accelerations times equal to a Holden muscle car, or any other sporty fuel guzzler, they are attractive to the environmentalist car enthusiast. Put on your hessian pants, get in and floor it! Continue reading

146 – If local government was a car, what sort of car would it be? Part 4 – the Alfa Romeo 1750 GT.

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alfa romeo

This is the fourth post in a series of five. The first review was for the Hyundai Excel Sprint council, the second was the Leyland P76, the third was the Volvo 240 series.

The fourth possibility is the Alfa Romeo 1750 GT. Stylish and fancy (and often seen with the bonnet up).   Plenty of glamour here for the ‘Alfisti’. The choice of Romeos worldwide, it was a real eye catcher that brought lots of attention. They came in bright and classical Italian automotive colours and have a great exhaust note. You wouldn’t own one to cart around your family or as your main transport to work (you needed a Hyundai or Volvo for that) but there were many weekend warriors with a 1750 in the garage. Continue reading

141 – If local government was a car, what sort of car would it be? Part 3 – the Volvo 240 series.

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volvo 240

Some time ago I started thinking that if a council was a car, what it would be. This is the third post in a series of five. The first review was for the Hyundai Excel Sprint council and the second was the Leyland P76.

Third is the Volvo 240 series. Immortalised by Dudley Moore as being ‘boxy but good’, the 240 has carted many families around in relative safety for decades (yes decades – they last forever). No glamour here, just rock solid, dependable performance and the best safety standard available at the time. Continue reading