Posted by Noddy on July 21, 2009, 12:09 am
I got the idea that your opinion of German cars would be based on one bad
experience because I assumed you'd be smart enough to not be bitten twice.
Apparently I was wrong :)
Posted by Elmo P. Shagnasty on July 21, 2009, 3:36 am
Oh, personally I was bitten but once.
But everyone has to learn the lesson his own way, so...I got to
experience the "German car mystique" through a wide variety of friends
and family, all of whom came away with the same opinions overall.
Posted by Noddy on July 21, 2009, 10:30 am
What, did they all own '75 Passats or something?
Posted by Elmo P. Shagnasty on July 20, 2009, 11:21 am
As a daily driver? For a long period?
YOU'RE the one complaining about hybrids because of the batteries; how
about the maintenance costs of an M3 over, say, 10 years?
BMWs are built to be three-year-lease wonders, toys for people who can
afford them, always under a warranty.
Posted by Noddy on July 20, 2009, 12:05 pm
Absolutely. It's one of the features that sets them apart from the rest of
the world's "exotica": They go like a scolded squirrel when you want them to
and behave like a mild mannered Camry when you don't. They are the ultimate
Jekyl and Hyde machine.
Just to clarify, I'm not doing that at all. I couldn't care less about
Hybrids and their batteries. I'm laughing at the stupid owners who feel they
need to invent all kinds of ridiculous excuses for justifying their
I wouldn't expect it to be more or less than anything else of it's type.
They're not an unreliable vehicle, and there are plenty of ten year old ones
out there today that aren't costing their owners an arm and a leg to keep
And your proof of that would be........