While I do think it’s a cool build, it does kinda ruin the whole point of the L322 Range Rover... the novelty of the SVR is that it’s a docile, comfortable truck that can go off-road and then onto the track without any real modifications, whereas this one is very much a purpose built track car now.
I mean, it’s in the UK, which has similar (if not worse) amounts of rust.
The sad truth about living in a country that has no real serious commitment to mass transit is that if you don’t live in New York City, Boston, Washington, D.C., or the Bay Area, you need a car to live and work.
Doesn’t really affect me, other than maybe slightly less people trying to rear-end my car on a daily basis. All of the cars I have (2003 330i, 2003 Range Rover, 1992 525it) are thankfully old enough to be free of all the safety nannies. They’ve got ABS, traction control, and some airbags... good enough for me.
Such a pointless competition, especially when you remember that both brands are owned by VW...
Man, I miss the Concorde. Such a cool plane that was way ahead of its time, shut down by a bunch of miserable NIMBY’s. I’d happily deal with the sonic booms above my house if it meant supersonic commercial travel was a thing again.
My biggest beef with hypermilers is that they often drive in a dangerous manner, either going 10mph below the speed limit to save gas, or tailgating semi trucks way too close to try and catch the low-pressure zone behind them for less drag.
This monstrosity’s existence is completely pointless, given the presence of E30 tourings that you can easily (and legally) import from Europe all day long. Or just buy an E46 touring/E39 touring and have more room, more power, and for not much more money than this turd.
Yeah, because fare-beaters are the cause of all the MTA’s problems. Most businesses have some fraud/theft budgeted into their operating costs, because expecting 100% of all people to be honest is unrealistic.
That’s the story of my life... moved out at 21, landed a decent-paying job, ran up like $10k of debt in no time at all... still paying it off now.
And here I am, complaining internally about my front tires being a little old and out of balance which causes the steering wheel to shake the tiniest bit over 90mph.
So what actually happens if you (unintentionally) crash into a police car? Is it treated as just an ordinary accident or do you get some extra charges thrown on? My only experience is with Grand Theft Auto where hitting a cop car means you get 2 stars and get killed lol.
That’s exactly what I thought of when I saw this article. It’s a shame that BMW is abandoning their core ideology in pursuit of building cheap FWD crap.
Calling it “mega mileage” is exaggerating a bit. For a car from 1991, that’s 27 years so it factors out to about 8500 miles a year, which is well below the average. So I would say it’s very normal mileage for the year, if not a little low. I regularly see these E34 BMW’s with 400k+ miles, now that’s what I would…
I have nothing against good modern cars— my daily driver is a 2003 BMW 330i. It’s got enough modern amenities (airbags, aux-in, automatic headlights, automatic wipers, heated seats, power everything) but is still RWD and nice to drive with good feedback. I just hate that most FWD cars are so boring to drive.
And now a greater threat looms... AWD on everything. No burnouts or donuts of any kind, no matter how hard you try. It’s almost like car manufacturers are trying to engineer all of the fun out of every car...
I see this as more of a bad thing than anything, because FWD cars are the devil. If anything, this car helped to ruin cars and turn every car into the bland, transverse-engined blob that it is nowadays.
It’s almost like a Mustang listened to too much country...
Stuff like this makes me glad that my cars are all old and simple. They’re new enough to have plenty of airbags, variable valve timing, DOHC, and fuel injection, but old enough to have minimal stability control, no cameras, no GPS, no cellular service, and minimal computers.
Normies can buy electric cars all they like, as long as I get to have my catless gas guzzlers out here in the real ‘Murica