Because I'm strange, I did 30k miles in a 2004 Panda Active in a year.....
Ok, put on 4 tyres and a clutch very early on but it was super reliable and very economical.
Previously I drove Saab 900 and 9/3 (same shape) similarly daily and they too were super cars but thirsty.
Now, I use a 2017 Aygo - some modern toys but not the daft auto braking (although loan Prius when it was serviced had all that stuff and was fun for a day).
Positives - 63 - 65mpg every week. Aircon, Bluetooth radio plays my phone. On screen sat nav (actually not a plus as needs a £100 new card on it to show 2021 roads!). It has speed limiter which is useful.
Negatives - harsh ride, terrible blind spot, very annoying front wiper, completely useless rear wiper, cost a fortune to service, clutch is on/off, need to rev it too much to pull away and use too low a gear as it has NO power..., it's not a Panda!
Kind of stuck with it for a while but the modern way is not for me.
I think peak car is yes 1995 - 2005 give or take.
I could use Sunny daily as it's softer, smellier(!), more fun, unusual etc etc but the lack of power steering would literally get very wearing and I would double the 33 year mileage in about 18 months! (Don't worry Nigel, Sunny is NOT going to be ruined like that!)
Of course what I really need is to stop such long commuting and just bumble around local roads in interesting cars that don't NEED to be super economical and reliable.