I’ve always disliked it when you’re watching two football teams go at it, and, after some huge hit or game changing play, the opposing players help each other up and give out pats on the back. I understand if you know each other or have some ties that go back, but save that for after the game. On the field it’s supposed to be nothing but bad vibes, so when you see your opponent on the ground, leave them there. Maybe give a boot to the ribs when the refs aren’t watching. Alright, nix that last part.
Auto rivalries never seem to have that ‘play nice’ problem. Some of the most cutthroat battles in human history have taken place behind a steering wheel. Here are a few of the very best.
Honda VS Toyota
The rising sun apparently never sets on the rivalry between these two Japanese behemoths. From Accord to Camry to NSX to Supra, not to mention numerous track battles, Honda and Toyota are always ready to mix it up.
Mercedes VS BMW
One is all about getting you there in the most lavish way possible, and the other just wants you to get there so you can brag about how good the drive was. Either way, don’t expect to see these two German giants share an Oktoberfest tent anytime soon.
Chevy VS Ford
If this list were a Vegas Event, Chevy VS Ford would be the main card. Also, isn’t this the rivalry that originally spawned those Calvin peeing on the other brand’s logo decals? That’s history right there.
911 VS Corvette
Chevy’s also got a couple of sub-division battles going on. I don’t care which side of the feud you’re on; watching a 911 Turbo go to head-to-head with a Corvette Z06 is just plain fun to watch.
Camaro VS Mustang
Oh, yeah- this one is also kind of heated. It’s safe to say that the Camaro VS Mustang muscle flex-off has been the cause of a lot of lost rubber.
Cars VS Bicyclists
Yep, this makes the cut. No matter what you drive it seems that motorists can always come together to universally hate these two-wheeled free riders and their lack of respect for the rules. And vice versa. The consensus seems to be that whatever method you walk out the door with is the one that you think gets the most hate.
WRX VS Evo
Rally to road, competition breeds excellence. Having had the privilege of testing out both of these fine vehicles, I’d give a slight edge to the Evo. So there it is; rivalry over.
Jeep VS Land Rover
Both of these all-terrainers claim to be the ultimate off-road machines. One does it with style, the other just does it. Maybe your current money situation influences the Jeep VS Land Rover rivalry a bit more than the others on the list, but there’s something to be said for running a Jeep out into the wilderness and just tearing up the earth.
Ferrari VS Porsche VS Ford VS Lamborghini
No sense in drawing this out; Ferrari just likes to start trouble.
Ford VS Holden
You’ve gotta head all the way Down Under to feel the true intensity of this one. The upside-down rivalry between Ford and Holden is apparently so intense that you risk all kinds of bodily harm if you walk into the opposing sides’ territory while wearing the wrong colors. So here you go: Ford = blue, Holden = red. Watch out for spiders, also.
There is no rivalry in the car buying world, because there is no competition. There is only CarWoo!