What’s the best car you’ve ever driven?

What's the best car you've ever driven?

A photo of a black Golf GTI Hatchback.

What’s the best car you’ve ever driven?
Photo: VW

I went out yesterday riding an electric bike I’m reviewing. It was quite lush and spent a day carving out the miles on some dirt trails. Then, about halfway through my 40-mile ride, I started to think maybe this could be so good. This may be the best bike I’ve ever ridden.

Now that I’m back home and my legs are stiff as a board, I was wondering if anyone else out there has had a similar epiphany? And since we’re not an e-bike site yet, we’re opening the floor to cars instead. So, Jalopnik readers, what’s the best car you’ve ever driven?

Could be the first car you ever drove was a real doozie, an outdated muscle car passed down through the family so you could all learn to drive? Or maybe you’ve been saving since you got your driver’s license and now you are behind the wheel of your dream ride?

And sure, while this very nice e-bike is arguably the best I’ve ridden, if we’re talking about things on four wheels instead, then there must be another answer.

I don’t know if it’s a time and setting, but one of the things that stands out to me is probably: a pristine MKII Golf GTI I once took a ride on the twisty, twisty roads of Scotland. I love a hot hatch, and this one, paired with an 80’s soundtrack by Prince and David Bowie while touring the hills of Scotland, was quite a fun day.

So now it’s up to you. Whatever the car is and whenever you’ve driven it, we want to know. So head over to the comments section below and let us know the best cars you’ve ever driven. On Monday, we’ll wrap up some of the best suggestions in a slideshow.