<blockquote><font size="1" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">quote:<hr /><font size="1" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">Originally posted by icarlisle:
<strong>There is that, there is that...
To be absolutely objective though, Beemers are very good cars. It's just that:
a. They are stylistically boring (mostly)
b. They are massively overpriced
c. Everybody and their dog has one or wants one (In their class, 3-Series are only outsold by Vectras and Mondeos in Britain)
d. They are associated with arrogant, flash young to55ers who think they own the road.
To be fair, 156's are becoming a bit too common on the roads these days as well, so are losing their exclusivity. But they still look great and you can't say that about many six-year old designs.
Alfas also pass the "Junction Test" - I mean, nobody lets a BMW out of a side road, but they will let an Alfa out...</strong><hr /></blockquote><font size="1" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">Everything you say is true. But if anything, the fact that BMW's are genuinely good cars, just h=makes them and their drivers even more annoying, coz it means that half of the vitriol I spout about them is b0ll0x, and makes it look like I'm the one who's a ******
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