I'm in the United Kingdom for a couple weeks and I have a VW Polo as a rental car. It doesn't have much power but it likes to rev and is reasonably fun to drive. Of course the steering wheel is on the wrong side and my skill for shifting with my left hand leaves a bit to be desired. Of course in the US it's hard to even get a rental car with a manual transmission.
I haven't had much time to get around much, but did do some driving about the countryside. All kinds of interesting cars here, and many quaint small villages.