Yes, yes, yes, you’re always going to choose a Porsche 911 S Cabriolet over a compact crossover, right?
Well, temperatures dipped to -2 in the Cotswolds last night and this morning I had one of those bonkers dilemmas. Do I drive the 4×4 Mazda CX-3 to Silverstone, or my trusty 911?
Surprising as it might seem – and purely because I knew the backroad route I would take wasn’t salted – I picked up the Mazda keyset.
And then I put them back down again. Because our CX-3 test car doesn’t actually have four-wheel drive. It’s one of those pseudo 4x4s, equipped with two-wheel drive only.
What I would probably have done is launch into a corner too fast in the CX-3 and become unstuck.
I’m not sure I’m cut out for compact crossovers without all-wheel drive. I mean, what’s the point? It looks like a 4×4, you can pay a little extra for a four-wheel drive version. So why bother with this model?