Posted by Bimmer Dude on February 19, 1999 at 23:54:59:
In Reply to: BMW stereotyping posted by ME on February 19, 1999 at 21:47:22:
I am sure that every BMW buyer thinks about this. I sure did. But after driving MANY other cars that were in the same price range, the BMW still, in spite of the stereotypes, was the most enjoyable car I have EVER driven. I joked with my good friends that I was now a real "yuppie". And in many ways I am that... I am a young urban professional. So what? Regardless of that though, I like so many other BMW drivers, have the ability to "feel" the difference between driving a BMW and the other cars.
It's like many other things in life. Some people buy things because of the "image" factor, and others buy those same things because they have the ability to understan WHY that product has the image it does.
The BMW was given the now infamous marketing description "the ultimate driving machin" not by BMW (as a marketing ploy), but by those that test drive cars for a living (like Road and Track) and know the subtle differences between the cars.
There is nothing you can do about those that judge themselves and others buy the things they own. I have found that you can buy a BMW and still be your own boss and go to the beat of your own drum.