Some people believe that driving a slow automobile quickly is more enjoyable than driving a fast car slowly. Having experienced our fair share of slow automobiles, as well as possibly the fair amount of other people’s slow cars, we can state with complete candor that there is some truth to it. One of the most satisfying aspects of driving an automobile with a small engine is that it adds to the enjoyment! It is simple to travel fast in a fast automobile; all you have to do is floor the throttle, and the vehicle will take off. On the other hand, driving a slow car really teaches us how to drive correctly since we have to put in more effort to maintain the same pace.
Find out the slowest car in the world from our list below:
- Mazda Miata
Since the Miata has been in production for a considerable amount of time, it should not be difficult to track down a reasonably priced one to throw about and have a good time in.
It makes little difference whether the engine you choose since none of them are especially quick while traveling in a straight line; the Miata’s strong suit is its performance around curves. If you take it out on a winding road, even the most basic, stock vehicle that comes with the factory tires may give you the most thrilling driving experience you’ve ever had. Put the top down, turn the engine up to its maximum, and be ready to countersteer.
- Toyota MR 2
There have been three generations of the MR2, and none of them are especially quick, with the exception of certain second-generation turbo models that have been well tuned. The vehicles of the first generation are often considered to be the most enjoyable to drive, despite the fact that they are becoming difficult to find.
Due to the fact that it is a mid-engined vehicle, each iteration of the MR2 delivers an exhilarating driving experience; yet, due to the layout of the vehicle, it requires a somewhat higher level of driving expertise than the other vehicles on this ranking. Snap oversteer is more difficult to control than the progressive oversteer that you get in a Miata, and it may be caused by a little too much throttle in the corner.
- Subaru Impreza
We have not included the WRX turbo models in this list since they are capable of speeds that are really incredible. Since the 1990s, Subaru has produced the Impreza with non-turbo boxer engines ranging in displacement from 1.6 to 2.0 liters. The earlier versions are great to have lying around for some off-road action, especially if you want to imagine you’re Petter Solberg or Colin McRae.
If you want to have some enjoyment when driving slowly, you should choose a later model of the Subaru Impreza with a manual transmission rather than a CVT. Even if the boxer 4-cylinder engine isn’t especially powerful, the manual transmission enables you to get the most out of it, and when you combine that with its all-wheel drive and the quick steering, you’ll have a lot of fun on the right kinds of roads.
- Peugeot 106 Rallye
Driving enthusiasts who have never experienced the thrill of driving a 106 Rallye have not lived up to their full potential. If you are looking for the slowest car in the world, this might be quite close to it.
Its engine, which has a capacity of 1.6 liters and 103 horsepower, is not designed to achieve high speeds in a straight line. The key to the success of this vehicle is a combination of a low curb weight, a very aggressive suspension configuration, and an engine that loves to rev.
- VW Golf
In 1974, Volkswagen introduced the world to its first Golf model, but in North America, it was sold under the name Rabbit. It was a rather unremarkable and slow automobile overall. However, when Volkswagen released the GTI a couple of years later, the Golf ended up being responsible for revolutionizing how people used to think about hatchbacks. The Volkswagen GTI is often but incorrectly described as the first “hot hatch,” although it was without a doubt the most significant.
The earlier Mk1 and Mk2 variants of the Golf are a lot more fun to drive, especially when compared to the modern Golfs, which are either quite sedate or very quick. There are just 3 pedals and a steering wheel; there are no driver assistance features. The GTIs were quick back in the day, but given that they only had 112 horsepower or 139 in the engine with 16 valves, it’s not anything that a good driver wouldn’t be able to manage.