I swear on a stack of bibles that this is a genuine, spontaneous result. It’s my first check of the results for this morning after waking up. After seeing that we had a satisfactory number of votes (minimum of 150) I took the screenshot.
It’s our first tie.
As you can see, it was almost a three-way tie with the Mazda MX-5 finishing just 4 votes behind the two winners.
It seems kind of fitting, in a way. Previous polls have revealed a pretty clear winner but as we nominated and then discussed the nominations, it was clear that there was a reasonable cache of admiration for Japanese vehicles, but there weren’t many people with a real passion for them. This website is more European focused then it comes to cars, so that’s understandable, but I guess it’s just amusing to see the results bear this out.
What we have then, is a popular following for a Japanese classic sports car and a popular following for a Japanese utilitarian vehicle with an exceptional reputation for getting the job done.
As I said, a fitting result.
Thanks to all for your nominations, thoughts and votes.