There are amusing sayings in the vehicle world. The best days of boat ownership are the day you buy your boat and the day you sell it. Motorcycles are like sex, even when it’s bad it’s still really good. Flying a plane is no different from riding a bicycle. It’s just a lot harder to put baseball cards in the spokes. Ok, that last one was actually a line from the movie Airplane!
Anyway, enthusiast wisdom would suggest you shouldn’t buy an old German car, especially one with lots of computers, unknown mileage, and parts you’ve never heard of. Some joke that an old German car could put a mechanic’s kid through college or buy that mechanic a nice boat.
Today’s COTD winner from this morning’s Shitbox Showdown, StillNotATony, offers another German car ownership musing:
Remember in the movie Wargames how Joshua, the computer, learns that the only way to win at global thermonuclear war is not to play?
This is the automobile equivalent of global thermonuclear war.
But I think I can win with the Beemer…
Here’s a simulation of the cascade of repair bills you’ll face with either of today’s pretty 12-cylinder opulent cruisers:
Automotiveflux generates a second COTD win today for realizing that I accidentally made a double entendre in the headline about the Camaro 1LE:
With no AC it truly was the hottest Camaro
Have a great evening, everyone!
(Top Image: MGM/Mercedes Streeter)