NO OILERS OR BENT-EIGHTS IN THIS CLEAN-LIVING TV HOST’S ULTIMATE GARAGE, BUT SOME HANDY POWERPOINTS AND A DECENT BIKE PUMP WOULDN’T GO AMISS
2020 NISSAN LEAF
EVs will reach price parity with ICE cars by 2024 or sooner. Fast, fun to drive, and around a third the cost of a petrol car to fuel, it’s a no-brainer. I got my first Leaf in 2011 and would love to know what 10 years has done as far as engineering and the overall driving experience goes.
Who wouldn’t want pure, absolute, electric joy with just the flick of a wrist? Sure, I have a newborn baby at home, but this weapon of a bike does 0-100 in 3.0 seconds! Fair enough, too – when I pull the trigger on my cordless drill I don’t wait for it to get revs up, do I? Plus, I’m 46. I’m in the ‘Harley years’.
GIANT DEFY ADVANCED PRO
You’ve always got one more bicycle than you need and one less than you want. This is the top-end version of the entry-level model I have from a few years back, which corners perfectly. Plus, as my family flashes before my eyes on sketchy fast descents I’d be grateful for the powerful disc brakes.