Is the new Mustang any good? I should know the answer by now, because I was supposed to drive one today. But then came disaster in the Autobianchi, over and over again.
If you have a 30-year-old and rather rare Italian supermini that's not really worth any money, a crash leaves you with two options. I went with the more expensive one. That was the right thing to do.
This is me showing BMW employees what 'mini' means.
I decided to venture from Budapest to the sunny island of Krk in Croatia for a holiday weekend. That's 330 miles of highway and steep hills in a 48 hp Italian supermini using early seventies technology. It sort of worked...
I'm long overdue for an update on my Autobianchi, aren't I? Well, the good news is that after a bit of trouble in the electronics department, the A112 did 50 mph screaming in third gear on an oval bike track built in 1928 with numerous other classics behind it.
It's been a while since the last time I told you about my Autobianchi A112, but last weekend, my tiny modern classic played with the big boys on a sunny afternoon in Budapest.
Some places test free new cars from the manufacturers for a year at a time. Not us. We just added a 1985 Autobianchi A112 LX to our top-secret Hungarian test fleet. This is how it got added to the mix and what you can expect from our* new toy.