20.05.2010 20:06 - The Shark
Her Maj has bought... a BMW. A 5 series, to be exact. This took an incredible amount of patience. Finding a car that is over 2 litres in Germany that isn't diesel is a nightmare. As it was, we settled for an automatic. Even though it is a semi-automatic. The difference was plain to feel in the BMW on a test-drive in comparison with a 1.8 auto Passat. The Passat felt horrible to drive, with no feedback and a noticable gear change. The BMW, in comparison, told you where it was and what it was doing, and with a practically unnoticable gear change. Driving behind an unsuspecting little Opel Corsa, I realised what the BMW was. It felt like driving a shark, which probably explains the behavior of most BMW drivers.
Sharky will be arriving tomorrow. It has, however, made me all the more determined to find a decent Mini. No, not the crap BMW thing, the real thing like this :
And as soon as I have it, I want to put one of these in it.
That'll show her.