And one wonders why they say that BMW owners are obnoxious! :rofl:wingspan said:I am vain and stuck up, I wanted one for the badge since all the "right" people have Beemers. Unfortunately for me, the only one they had was equipped with this horrible "manual" drive stick thing with an extra pedal. I have gotten used to it but its hard to carry my Latte and (I guess they call it) shifting. Fortunately I just put in the "upper" slot and drive; the engine seems to make these knocking noises sometimes but I just turn up the stereo. One fog light has burned out but it may have something to do with the fact that I have them on day and night.
It runs great on regular Walmart gas (got to same the pennies - impresses the ladies hehe) but I am dissapointed in the "coal dust" wheels - I hadn't looked them for a few months but I kind of thought they were shiner when I drove off from the showroom. I have driven it through the car wash dozens of times but these wheels don't seem to come clean - I mean come on what is up with that, my Sentra wheel covers were always fine. It also has this extra "thing" in the dashboard, but it must not mean much since it only goes up to 1500 since I leave the "stick" thing in the uppper left slot like I said.
I don't really like how STIFF the ride is, and the seats are pretty uncomfortable; they have the side-mounted "pads" that dig into my, erm, nether regions. Not a great design IMHO.
I think after the lease is up I'll get a Lexus though, all my friends at the health club rave about theirs.
Good luck with your paper...
Have you checked out the book The End of Detroit : How the Big Three Lost Their Grip on the American Car Market by Micheline Maynard? It's an interesting account of how two very different companies, Hyundai and BMW, have managed to make huge inroads on the American brands. Not the best book but informative nonetheless.Evee said:
BMW vs. Audi, Infiniti, etc? Here's why we went BMW:Evee said:
Just drive any BMW - and nothing else will come even remotely close.Evee said: