MattB wrote:Nice...I'm thinking of it as a replacement for my G20 in a few years.
Jesda wrote:How does the Bose system compare to a 92 Q? Or a 94 Q?
I didnt use it much at all during my M45 test drive.
ptm03m45x wrote:Yes I agree with everything Russ said with my M. The interior is cheaply put together and that bothers me. It ain't no Audi!My trans also relearned the old patterns, so whut did that reburn do? Now I get a whopping 12 mpg in town.Intelligent Cruise Control doesn't work in Jersey, people here cut u off and trigger the beam cutoff. The car brakes, backs off violently and every clown behind you is up your tail. This needs work...The turning radius sucks period, try pulling into a tight spot....There are so many pro's though. Definitely not many out there, more features for the price, fast, fun to drive, comfortable and quiet. Did I mention fast? Excellent Voice Rec and Nav, heated and cooled seats. Need I say more.
I can deal with the little issues, in fact no car is perfect, but this is the best car I ever owned!
I notice that you're from the Boston area. Perhaps you could shed some light on an issue that has puzzled me for years. Why would anyone who lives in an area that has a high probability if not outright certainty of receiving copious amounts of snow each winter consider buying any 2-wheel drive vehicle (especially rwd) as primary transportation?
There are so many good choices of AWD vehicles available today in just about every type of vehicle and price range, that I simply don't understand why one of those wouldn't be the obvious default choice for someone who lives in the northern climes. Certainly not an issue for me, and maybe not a major issue for Boston(?), but I always get a laugh when the local news shows video this time of year of people in the northern midwest sliding off the roads all higeldy pigeldy in their Buick LeSabres and Mercury Grand Marquis. It seems like driving a 2-wheel drive vehicle in those climates would be as logical as me driving a vehicle in Arizona summers without air conditioning.
I understand that AWD or 4WD isn't a silver bullet that makes one completely immune from the effects of snow and ice, but why not stack the deck in your favor? What am I missing?
ptm03m45x wrote:Its all about tires guys! All wheel drive is superior off the start, but thats where it ends. My last car was an Audi TT and I had an Impreza before that, both with all wheel drive. Last week I had to go to pittsburgh and got caught in a snowstorm that produced 8" snow. With unplowed roads and sportin 1 month old Dunlop Wintersport M3s I drove thru it with my M45 like an SUV, never sliding once or seeing the traction light go on. It was truly an amazing lesson for me after driving in our first storm here on those crummy MMX tires that came stock with the car. With the MMX's I nearly got stuck in just 2 inches of snow!
I too for years fell for the comfort off an awd car, but now I realize that I fell for marketing....the real deal is what you have hitting the ground!