In Reply to: Perhaps....... posted by Emmanuel Kant on June 08, 1999 at 14:34:22:
I think both camps here are exaggerating their points of view. The fact is that there are many Japanese cars that kick ass on the track and are far from boring (or soulless): miata, nissan skyline GTR (fastest laptime at Nurburgring of any production car?), rx-7, subaru wrx/rs 2.5, integra type r, the toyota mr-2 that brought mid-engined agility to the masses,...
And I have never heard anyone buying a Benz say that they bought it because it was fun to drive. In fact, Lexus seems to be inspired by Benz and wants to do things that Benzs are good at better than Benz.
Anyway, maybe all of the below responses and your post are tongue in cheek...