In Reply to: BMWs are all about attitude!! posted by Ricardo Sanchez on November 22, 1999 at 20:22:33:
Ricardo, this isn't a place to be venomous. This is a place to celebrate our cars. Being rude or obnoxious about other people's cars isn't cool.
Looking down on others because of their car doesn't signify class or prestige. That is weak aynwhere.
I do agree that a car is not just transportation, but it is not a reason to feel you are better than someone else. I firmly believe in that all men (and women, of course) are created equally, and are equally human, be you Bill Gates or a homeless person. It doesn't make you better a better or a harder working person if you can afford nicer things, nor does it mean you're bad or lazy person because you can't.
And what's wrong with Civics or Camrys or Accords? I don't own any of them, but I know several people who do, and I wouldn't mind if I did. They're all good cars. Just because someone doesn't drive an expensive car doesn't mean that they're morons.
About the justification to buy a 323 over a 328, well, what are they? Don't want to spend the extra money/can't afford a 328, but can afford a 323? So someone wants to use their money elsewhere, but wants everything that the 323 offers. What's wrong with that? Does that make them inferior to you or any other 328 owner? There's a reason why there are several hundreds of car models that range across several different price points. They can't justify the extra expense? Does everyone have to agree with your opinions? Accepting other people's opinions (not necessarily agreeing with them, but allowing them to believe what they want to without persecution) is part of what it is to be American. The 323 feels better than the 328? So someone perceives it along different lines than others. What's the big deal with that?
Ricardo, insulting people is no way to gain respect ANYWHERE, let alone a place where people have no idea who you are.
I think a bit of tolerance and respect towards others is necessary here, especially since this forum is on the internet, which seems (at least to me) to be heading towards being an anti-elitist, anti-establishment institution.