Follow that donkey!
James May sets off on a daring quest across Morocco to find the new people’s car, and returns with a Dacia Duster
Posted: 13 Jul 2010
It's not low-rent, however. It's a bit like one of those French Formula 1 hotels, where your whole bedroom and bathroom appear to be a single plastic injection moulding, but there are no rough edges and it all works.
As with the car, it's possible to take a cynical view of the launch as well. It took place in Morocco, which might seem like a cheap attempt to pervert the course of level-headed assessment with a light dusting (geddit?) of mystique and exoticism. Dull car, glamorous debut: I did once attend the launch of a new Bentley at a motorway service station, after all.
In truth, though, rural Morocco helps make a point. The car here is still an expensive commodity for most people, many of the roads are unmade, and it has to be prepared for pretty much any duty, a bit like the donkeys.