Over here in Europe we get the BMW 1 three door hatch which is... a bit cheaper than the 2 (starting at 21.900€ for the 105hp 114i). Also: the new Renault Twingo (/Smart), although I was disappointed at how unhoonable they made the car - according to the reviews I read, anyway. Hopefully something the wizards at… »
Watched the race live. The fact that they didn't show any footage of the crash (scene) and the mood in the pit lane immediately made it clear something was very wrong. Sure hope he'll be okay. »
Unemployment, exclusion and fundamentalism.
Yes, all things considered we're a pretty rich nation. However, there are parts of the country that are struggling hard economically, especially in the south, which has long focused on heavy industry. This means a lot of the (uneducated) immigrants came over here in the 50's… »
Well, I just checked the ole' BMW site and it states a 0-60 of 4.1s for the f80 M3, 4.3 for the M5 and 4.2 for the M6 GC (both non-competition package). »
Did a road trip from Belgium to Sweden in my Skoda Octavia a couple of years ago (same platform & vintage as the Toledo). Autobahn, country roads, city centers, through fields & lashing rain... car never missed a beat. Same couldn't be said of the other car in our convoy, a much newer, much more luxurious Lancia… »
Completely agree! Makes the Mini interior look like it was designed by a kindergartener. Hopefully they expand this amount of quality to the new MX-5... »
So what would not make him a tool? Buy one and have it follow him everywhere on a private cargo jet? If he likes the car that much and he uses them all, good on him. Kind of reminds me of that guy who had a Ford GT in every factory color. »
We actually do have a "mega" shopping mall and mall strip not that far outside of the city limits, but I get your point :). In the the city center there are a couple of smaller shopping centers, the most notable of which is located in a fully renovated historical palace. »
Sure is a more elegant solution than the most recent addition to the fleet!
(Even though this is a license plate scanner and not a speed camera vehicle.) »
This. Multiple times already I've heard/read people claiming that current BMWs are not as good as they could be because of the enormous investments necessary to develop the "i" range. Well, I've test driven an i3 and think it's a very impressive vehicle. If it succeeds and they can distill the technology of that car… »
In Europe, almost every model of BMW (1,2,3,4,5, X1,X3, X5, Z4), in the US I think the upcoming 2, Z4, 328i and 528i. Mercedes (C, CLS, E, S-Class) and Jaguar (XF, XJ) as well (EU again). »
Being a Belgian, I'll chime in: no, we don't have any mountains worth the name. But, in contrast to the Netherlands, we have a lot of what we call "false flat": very gentle sloping topography. You almost can't see it's going up and down, but you sure feel it.
Furthermore, we have this unhealthy addiction of wanting to… »