When I was about 16, I paid for the cheapest driving school in Northeast Ohio. It was 2009, and all the good driving schools used two-to-three-year-old compact sedans. Not my school. The week before I signed up, the company’s 1988 Chevy Lumina had conked out on a student in the middle of traffic and was replaced with a 1999 Mitsubishi Galant that was already missing a hubcap and didn’t have working air conditioning or radio. The other school across town used brand-new Toyota Camrys and had a fancy skidpad. Learn To Also Get Speeding Tickets in a Fiat 500 Abarth Driving School Car

This one in Miami uses a hot hatch. South Florida is wild.

I saw this car on a recent vacation to Florida. I wonder what my life would be like if I had done my driving instruction in a hot hatch. Would I be more of a car nut than I am now? Or would it have the opposite effect? The world will never know.