I’m old enough to remember when this is what the rear seat of a Ford Ranger looked like. If you were over 95 pounds you were going to be cramped back there.
He says “a hybrid MIGHT be cool, but don’t know if they are speedy....”
He’s driving 20 minutes to work. Probably less than 10 miles each way. He can put up with a little worse fuel efficiency to gain a LOT more fun.
How the hell has no one suggested the Kia Stinger yet?
And if its built in Tennessee or Mexico, it's not a German car!
So a thought im trying to get through my neighbor. Youre 50, its says less a midlife crisis and more that youve made it in life to have a luxury sedan.
Not my cup of tea either, but if you want small(er) and (relatively) light, buy an M2. Different horses for different courses.
BMW is running their M Town Tour right now, so if you’re a plebe, and you can manage to look/sound respectable for 30 minutes, you can drive an M-car of your choice at a local dealer. I drove an M2 Comp and an M5 Comp, while my wife drove an X3 M40i.
Based on a few rentals and test drives: They are fine in corners. You’re always a little on edge wondering when the front-heavy, rear-drive, mega HP beast will break loose (or when the nannies will kick in); but I imagine with time you’d become familiar with the limits.
Fun at 7/10ths, a handful above that with…
Another problem for Liz Lemon to sort out...
Honestly, if I had JUST bought a Veyron and it got sideswiped by a CR-V, I probably would've had an identical reaction, if not worse.
This comment thread will be like those Facebook hate fests, where armchair engineers get to poke holes in years of research by a deep pocketed for-profit comglomerate
But ask any dealer, $4k is only something like $50/month when financed over 84 months. And it is well over $4k uglier.
It still floors me that today, starting under $30,000, you can have over 300 horsepower and 300 ft-lbs of torque from an engine that displaces less volume than the coffee decanter nobody’s ever cleaned at the office. Not even ten years ago those kind of numbers were par for course on a V8 engine at least twice the…
There seems to be about 10,000 or so reasons.
Not saying I agree with those reasons, but they’re there.
Get the manual anyways. If she’s still upset, tell her you can teach her to drive manual.
Let me list you a bunch of FWD based cars and tell me if they’re no fun to drive.
Autos can now be both faster and more efficient, so manuals are an emotional choice rather than logical. That said, I still prefer 3 pedals.
In 2014 I bought a MK7 GTI with the DSG.
Key words “still picture”....
Yeah, it’s even more lacking than most lines. Blue-grey “dolphin” colors are usually a reliable sight.