DT Community: Your best 'Dream garage' picks
We asked, and you didn't disappoint.
Last week, while trying our hardest not to do any real work, we at the DT office found ourselves in heated debate about the ultimate 3 car garage. So varied and eclectic were our choices, that I thought I'd better put them into an article and see what you lot made of it all. Here it is in case you missed it:
Having each made our 3 choices - comprised of a daily driver, weekend car, and a do-what-you-want pick, I then asked you, the wise and just DT community, to decide who had come up with the best list, and then tell us your own picks. The vote was rather unanimous...
Winner winner chicken dinner
I love you guys. Rest assured I've been sending everyone in the office 'Smug Clarkson face' memes all week.
As for your own garage picks, you guys did not disappoint, giving some amazing suggestions in the comments. We'll decide which of you came up with the tastiest 3 car combo in a second, but first we need to hand out a few honourable mentions (for very mixed reasons)…
-Anthony Chu caught my eye with a Lexus LFA wildcard pick. Awesome, awesome choice. The 'anything you want' slot is of course, an entirely personal choice, but for me the best ones are cars that offer a certain something no other car can offer. And you’d struggle to find anything that comes anywhere near the LFA's ability to rev and scream.
-Tadek Tadek - so nice they named him twice - really put the WILD in wildcard - he went for a modified Lada Riva V8, (google it) a combination of words that make about as much sense as ‘Rolls Royce Superleggera’ or ‘Thrilling Daihatsu’. Fair play Tadek, you madman.
-Mohamed Hashem scored serious points in my book by selecting an RWB 993 Porsche 911 as his wildcard pick… before pissing those points away with his selection of a Vw Corrado for his weekender. Seriously dude, I offer you an imaginary blank cheque and you treat yourself to a VW worth £5K? I bet you buy 1-ply toilet paper for yourself too. And you know what? You deserve that poop on your hand.
-Muhammad Ayaan Bin Asif: Congrats, you’ve won the inaugural ‘Worst thing you could’ve possibly chosen’ award. Again, he started so well, scoring big respect with a Mazda RX-7 weekend car. But then he chose the Mercedes G63 for his wildcard. The 6x6 version. Each to their own I guess, it’s certainly unique... and I’m sure it comes with plenty of convenient storage space for your penis tweezers.
Anyway, to business. Below are the 5 best community picks for the ultimate 3 car garage. Be sure to vote for your favourite, and may the best Tribey win:
Ahmed A - Daily Driver: Toyota Land Cruiser
He didn't specify which year, but I assume he meant a cool old one, not a new, soccer mom one.
Weekend Car: Ferrari F12
Because a great weekend car is one that makes you feel lucky to still be alive on Monday
Wildcard: 1971 Nissan Skyline GT-R
Skyline senior AKA Godzilla's grandpa. Proper JDM royalty.
Vishnu Nair - Daily Driver: Porsche Panamera Turbo Sport Turismo
Described by Henry Catchpole as 'the most broadly talented car currently on sale'. He does tend to know these things.
Weekend Car: 2018 Aston Martin Vantage
New hardcore baby Aston. Also available not in snot colour.
Wildcard: Maserati 3500 GT Vignale Spyder
Jordan Coughlan - Daily Driver: Cadillac CTS-V
Not as crude as many in Europe believe - hot Caddys are seriously capable cars these days. Also HORSEPOWER
Weekend Car: Aston Martin Vanquish
You'll struggle to find anything sexier that doesn't have 'Johansson' in its name.
Wildcard: Morgan 3 Wheeler
1 wheel burnouts and the engine on the outside. If you have to ask why, it's not for you.
Tony Hobbs - Daily Driver: B4 Audi RS4 Avant
Literally all the car anyone could ever need in any scenario. Ever. This one belongs to Tony's cousin: @fatlo_chris9n
Weekend Car: Ferrari 360 Challenge Stradale
The spiritual successor to the F40. Not luxurious. F**king rapid.
Wildcard: 1971 Dodge Challenger 'Scatpack'
Oldschool styling but all modern underneath. Awesome.
Christopher Jackson - Daily Driver: Range Rover SV Coupe
Two-door quarter-million pound bespoke Rangie. Because f**k your Rolls.
Weekend Car: Pagani Zonda F Roadster
That's it, I'm changing my list. I want 3 of these.
Wildcard: E30 BMW M3 Evo
The best M car? Many believe so
And there you have it. You've heard the nominees, now it's time to select your champion.
What should we do for our next debate? Ultimate American road trip car? Ultimate french-only garage? Let us know in the comments!