Cars We Drive!

Discussion in 'Fine Living, Home, Design & Auto' started by Bert1568, Jul 18, 2006.

  1. bawlin

    bawlin Senior member

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    Mini = FWD.
    M5 = 560hp beast.

    Sorry, which one did you consider to be an authentic BMW?

    (and I'm using the word "asshole" as an expression more than anything - buy whatever you want with your money)
     
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    The one without the fake exhaust note. Sorry, that completely ruins it for me. Maybe I'll get over it someday.
     


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    Find Finn Senior member

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    I know a couple 100k minis.
     


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    No, you're not if you buy one of those.

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    I thought the whole point of the 4 series number change was to signify coupe?
     


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    I think I am going to skip this whole generation of BMW to protest this continued asshattery.

    And I didn't even skip the Bangle generation
     


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    I guess that means I'll be the first poaster here to get an i8 :teach:
     


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    Considering BMW's savvy for electrical reliability, the i8 should be like watching an amputee shuffle cards.
     


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    Lol I'm in Fort Lauderdale right now and in the span of 2 hours I've already seen numerous exotics and sports cars.

    I hear a sick exhaust note and look up to see a fiat abarth :laugh: it sounds really good!
     


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    I like the 4 gran coupe better than 3 series.
     


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    A few weeks with an M5, day 1...

    Fuck I hate electronics. Took me damn near 10 minutes to figure out how to unfold the fucking side mirrors. Took me another 10 minutes to figure out how to put the thing in park and turn the fucker off. That said, god bless the back-up camera and sensors and all that shit because this rhinoceros is not an easy thing to maneuver in tight spaces. My last car was an RRS HSE and that thing had archaic technology so I've pretty much missed out on a couple of generations of new technology when it comes to cars, but now I fully understand why "enthusiasts" bitch and moan about it.

    That said, all judgement goes out the window when you put the thing in Sport Plus and you have some open road in front of you. The brute force of the torque and acceleration is mind-boggling. The only issue is the thing accelerates so quickly that you eat up all the road in the blink of an eye and you've only scratched the surface of what it's capable of doing. This experience is akin to nearly climaxing during sex but not quite busting a nut. And god damnit, I wanna bust a nut. Over and over and over and over.

    I think BMW did a fantastic job with the car but I'm not the target demographic and for that reason I don't love it like someone in their 40's or 50's and with a family would love it. It's just too big... too comfortable... too predictable (if that makes any sense). I mean, you step on the gas and the thing goes. That routine must get boring after a while. I'm torn as to whether or not I enjoyed driving the E46 M more because at least with that thing it was far more nimble and it loved to be revved. Classic case of slower but more engaging, vs brutally fast but somewhat boring to drive.

    I dunno.
     


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