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Discussion in 'Bad Dog Cafe' started by homesick345, Nov 10, 2017.
Exactly! Save the hate for Audi owners...
I love BMWs and agree. I sell or trade in mine when they hit around 70-80k miles and the first $1k+ repair hits. Before that they are absolutely awesome to drive and really not that costly at least in my experience with 4 of them so far.
On my way home from the movies last night, a bright yellow bmw roadster of some kind absolutely screamed past me, and swerved into and out of the lane in front of me almost hitting a fellow CRV driver in the process, when he got past the huddle of cars he was passing, he really cranked it, and then whipped off the road into a developed area in front of me. Yep, right into the parking lot of a hangout bar. I hope the guy didn't kill himself or anyone else last night. If he kept driving like that last night, he probably caught a ride in a Crown Vic Uber.
Yeah, try it. It’s awesome!
I've got a 2001 540i 6 speed Sport with low miles (90k). We've owned it for like 10 years now. I could stand to get rid of it but, it's still a great driver. And what else has a V8 with a manual 6 speed? It's also worth jack crap on the resale market so I'm really better off just keeping it until it's worthless as a usable car which could happen in the form of a ridiculously expensive repair.
Yeah in that case you have a nice unique car worth keeping and maintaining. I just traded my 2009 328i in at 80k miles for $9k in trade in credit. Earlier I kept a 1996 325i until 120k. Mistake. Cost me $1500-3000 four or five times between 90k and 110k for various issues. Finally traded it in. Blue Book trade in estimate was $1200 but I finagled $3k out of the dealer to get my almost new 2009 with Sport, Tech and Premium packages as an exec demo with 3k miles on it and a sticker of $46k for only $32k with 3 years left in the warranty still. Not new but close. The 2010’s were coming in a couple weeks so they were blowing any ‘09’s left out the door.
Guys!...it's not really the car per se that is being maligned....it's the PEOPLE THAT DRIVE THEM. And, if you don't recognize the callous and inconsiderate driving behavior, it's probably because you ARE one. When you say the disdain should be more directed at Audi drivers (or Mercedes, or Jaguar, or whoever) you're partially right. There seems to be common indifference to courtesy and considerate driving that goes along with owning and driving a somewhat "exclusive" car. This is not envy or resentment....just fact.
BMWs are exquisite driving cars. Some young hot heads gave them a bad reputation, but well... They are still interesting in my book.
Toyota Camrys are great too, but not exciting to drive
You can't blame a brand for a couple of rough drivers
Really? Arrogant people drive arrogant cars, and, by proxy, drive....arrogantly.
It's rolled into the price.
For the record...I've seen some pretty bad behavior from the Dodge mini van crowd...especially when they have stick families and soccer balls on the back glass...
You can't drive a Camery arrogantly, only recklessly.. (careless without the atfitude )
Point taken. Maybe it's that everybody (except you and me, of course) are just LOUSY drivers.
That self healing skinned beemer at the detroit auto show I mentioned?
I's squarely marketed at, you guessed it...heels.
I agree. I see it with BMW drivers, Audi, MB, Tesla, but also Ford Mustangs, Dodge Chargers, many pickups, cadillacs, etc, etc.
Buick drivers are real slow every time.
I'm dreaming, of a white Beamer, just like the one's my daddy used to cream.
Around here the ones to watch out for are the minivans and SUVs.
For the refined urban cowboy, who abhors dirt on his boots.
Mine is 22 years old, has 170,000 miles on it, and the most expensive repair so far was about $300. It pays to own a set of tools and know how to use them.
The one's with all them stick figures on the back window are to be give a WIDE birth. They're usually late to a basketball, or soccer game, got a full load of kids in there, and goodness knows it's difficult enough to get a phone call in with all that going on. That's when they sensibly resort to steering their knees and thumb texting a vitally important bit of gossip on the broadcast message line.