The Fiat Panda takes on the VW Up
Can May's perennial favourite - the Fiat Panda - stand up to a new German contender? Let's have a heated debate...
Posted: 19 Oct 2012
Apologies to Monty Python, but you've come here for an argument.
The gist of it is this: I like the new Fiat Panda; Paul Horrell prefers the Volkswagen Up. Now, I've known Horrell for some 20 years, and he's an intelligent bloke, so this ought to make for a dazzling and rapier-like exchange of wit and cheap put-downs.
Trouble is, it took place in a fetid, small conference room next to the Top Gear magazine office, and not in a pub, where beer charges the barrels of opinion's artillery just as effectively as it demolishes logic. What follows is actually very balanced and reasonable.
He's still wrong, though.
Words: James May and Paul Horrell
Photos: Rowan Horncastle
This article was first published in the April 2012 issue of Top Gear magazine