Haha, I just got my latest C&D. Some guy wrote a letter whining that if the BMW and Mercedes had been V8s as well, they would have won. Well if the BMW and MB were not so horribly expensive, maybe they would have been able to feature the V8s.Perhaps that's a sign to the german manufacturers to get off their high horses and face the reality that they are not godly and need to try to sell real cars at reasonable prices. Funny, I'd wager that if the BMW or MB had one the comparo, the same guy would have written in with praise for the price-limitations and their unmistakable applicability to all comparisons.
Also, I notice that many authors of letters and reviews keep calling it the M class, or M series. Dammit, this is not BMW or Benz (thank god)! It's THE M. Not a class, not a series, not bland, boring, or reminiscent to a library overclassification. It's an M. Stupid nitpick, but I find the "-class" or "-series" makes the name suddenly very boring.
Hey, and speaking of Nissan/Infiniti ads, have you guys seen the new ads for car components? There's one for the VQ (got it hanging up in the office) and one for the Murano CVT...probably more. Interesting ad campaign.
Infiniti has always had ads I considered very boring, but there's an M commercial that's of Lexus style (I hate Lexus, but I love their ads--especially the new GS430 ad) and really makes you wish the M was outside in the driveway right now so you could hop in and just drive.