Here’s the two actual winners of COTY 1967 (the Cougar pictured is actually a ’68). The Cougar is a bit of a questionable choice, despite its appeal. And I know the Fiat 124 will bring some groans. But even though it was RWD, the 124 was perhaps the finest expression of the that genre; something like a cheaper Alfa Romeo Giulia. Lusty motors, slick-shifting transmission, four wheel discs, great handling, nice interior; a very appealing and fun-to-drive package. So much so that the Russians bought the rights and turned it into their national car (along with taking out its sporty qualities). Not enamored of either? Let’s hear it.
– December 21, 2012