Taking top spot in Australian current top 3 cars is the Porche 911 a car not for the faint hearted or the light pocketed. Starting off at $AUS230,000 for a base model upto $AUD500,000 for the 911 Turbo Sports. This car will be leaving you wondering if you should be buying a car or a house.
The Porche 911 Turbo hosts a 3.7ltr straight 6 twin turbo engine producing 478kW to the wheels and 800Nm. This bad boy will shred your license in 2.7 seconds because that's how fast it gets from 0 to 100kmh. And insanly powerful car for the rich and famous. Maybe I can rent one because I'll never be able to own one.
Tesla Model 3
A growing common sight around town since the departure or government shut down of Holden and Ford has seen growth in the number of Tesla vehicles around town.
The Tesla Model 3 is priced between $AUD73,000 - $AUD102,000 which fits into the former market of Holden and Ford but slightly dearer as you could pick up a basic model Holden for $AUD55,000 - $AUD65,000. The Tesla Model 3 goes from 0 to 100 in 5.6 seconds and has a drive range of 460kms before needing to be recharged. The more expensive models can reach upto 620km range.
When first launched they were the cheapest long range fully electronic cars on the market but since then Tesla have increased the price in some cases upto $AUD6000. Also repairs are costly and the car isn't easy to fix or have repaired in Australia as yet with limited service centres around town that can get it done.
And the only way to purchase one of these cars is online through the website where you click what you want and submit your order. A few days later a Tesla employee will call you to talk you through payment methods.
Mazda has really stepped up and been one of the go to car brands for Australian's and starting off at $AUD41,000 it's alot more affordable than the above vehicles. However, the vehicle claims to be a hybrid which is confusing. Where the car does hose a lithium battery it doesn't have an electric motor. It does have an integrated starter generator which is probably the weakest form of electrical involvement in a car to date. The engine used is what Mazda calls SkyActiv X which delivers 132kW/224Nm on a 2 litre 4 cylinder engine. It's speed.... slow.
It's quite interesting as not too long ago Holden, Ford and Toyota would have taken these spots but since federal funding stopped being provided to local car manufacturing other government supported car manufacturers have been flooding the Australian market with cars.
Hyundai also makes the top 10 list for cheap and affordable small cars and quite often wins the small car of the year award a car my wife owns and I dislike with a passion. I am a Holden man myself but have also owned Fords in the past.
I'm interested in knowing what your countries top 3 cars are, are they similar to ours?