She's happy to
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Join Date: Jan 2001
Location: United Kingdom
if i jumped into it, i wouldn't know
a) how to start it
b) how to engage a gear
c) how to get going
d) how to get cool air to my chops
e) where to find the hazards
i want cars to be earthy, just as the M5's predecessors were. I don't want baffling electronics doing the job of perfectly obvious mechanics.
in fact, i took a look inside this M5, and i didn't know how to even start it.
there's way too much cra5 in new cars...and a few years from now, it's coming to bite you in the butt, when the kit goes wrong...
2012 M5 v 1988 M3 - which do you want to drive? Which is earthier, more tantalising? Which can you jump into and just go? Why do we need i-comand to set the heating/suspension/headlight beam/gearbox behaviour? What is so wrong a stick shift, a quick rack steering and three rotary dials for the heating?
No, no, no - the 2012 M5 is a gash too far. There's nothing about this car that whets your car tingles. And that it looks like a graceless pig's anus, is secondary.
A driver is always faithful to a car that's always faithful to its driver.
Sometimes in the darkest hour, love comes shining through.
Then it doesn't seem so far from me to you.