"You missed the point..."4.0 starson by alexeck
Pros: Incredible handling, ergonomic seating, gorgeous looks. A race can you can take to the grocery store.
Cons: "Turbo-lag" effect when gunning the engine
Summary: This review is a bit silly. It concentrates heavily on the technical aspects of the car like the nav system, and the gas mileage. However, this is a car for hard-core enthusiasts, and I personally could care less about many of the bells and whistles.
The focus should be on the performance and handling characteristics, and the overall driver experience (ride quality, etc.).
I have test-driven this car. I am still considering buying one.
The handling is superb -- imagine driving a go cart that happens to be an SUV.
The biggest disappointment is poor low-end torque. When I gunned it, I expected a surge of power. Instead, you get that typical turbo feeling of a slow takeoff followed by a surge as you hit the turbo. In other words, this is a car that lives past 1,750 RPM, when the turbos kick in. BMW amped up the horsepower through the use of turbos and it shows.
So if you get this car, I think you'll need to prepare yourself for living at high RPMs if you want to really feel the power.
I did drive over some bumpy roads and the ride is bumpy but decent. Because the suspension is so highly tuned, you do feel the bumps but the car is not swaying as you go over rough terrain. So there is a balance.
In short, an impressive sports performer, a beautiful car, but test-drive one before you buy it to make sure its performance characteristics match your particular desires.
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