I am not a BMW fan…which is why I have two in my driveway.
There were some big changes here at Casa Negro in the last year. The biggest, by far, was the one that ended in us being the custodians of a 95lb lab/pit bull puppy. Since our biggest car was a Mini Cooper S Clubman, this was not the best situation. To remedy it I did the most logical thing I could, I bought a Canyonero:
Some of you reading this may know that, in order to stop my whining about turning 40 The Mrs. got me a track day via Hooked on Driving.
So, yeah, that was really, really fun, but beating up The Mrs.’ Mini for my high priced new hobby1 seems like a dick move. So now, what I need is a track car.
Congratulations on your purchase of a clapped out, old 911 1
You have paid roughly the cost of a new Mustang, Camaro or 360 Z 2 for a sports car that is, objectively, worse performing than a Toyota Camry. Also more expensive to maintain and less reliable.
It’s not all doom and gloom, though. The snap oversteer provided by the world’s worse drive train layout 3 guarantees that when you come around a corner to hot you will back into that tree, not go in face first.
So, have fun with that. I’m shopping for old 944s. As long as you stay away from them, I can buy two for the cost of your Magnus Walker door handles.
- Photo taken from Influx. Check that site out, it’s got pretty pictures. ↩
- Or a used Boxster or Cayman ↩
- Which made sense in the Beetle, but not in a sports car. Not that purists would ever let it change. ↩
- Irony!!!! ↩
- Admission time, besides the ridiculous slant nose/935, I’ve always found 911s to be entirely unattractive, to each their own, tho. ↩
- I mean, he’s a rich guy who collects Porsches. Nothing says outlaw like collecting Porsches. ↩
The first car I bought with my own money was a 1996 Mitsubishi Eclipse GS-T, like this one but with less jack stand:
That car taught me about several things including torque steer, lift throttle oversteer (on I-85 South) and the insurance turbo tax. When she wasn’t trying to kill me, which wasn’t often, she was a great lady. The same can be said for many women I have known.