buyers remorse +11111111111111
ok, here's the story. 5 weeks ago i had acl surgery and knew i wouldn't be able to work a clutch for some time, so i sold my 02 rsx for $8600 to pay off some debt. my plan was to upgrade to something fast and fun with a naturally aspirated six cylinder. well, as the weeks went on, i kept deciding to spend less and less money on my new car (i went from 26k to 23 to 16 to 12 to 10) so i could focus on vacation budgets and possible future child expenses if my wife tells me she's pregnant in the next year.
so anyway, i end up purchasing a 96 328i with only 122k miles on the clock. keep in mind this is a 300k mile engine and all preventative maintainence has just been completed. all new cooling system and suspension bits have just been replaced. it also has already been chipped along with a sri. it fucking purrs when you start it up and i've always wanted rwd. well, because of my knee, i wasn't able to drive it before i purchased it. i had my best friend go with me to give me his driving impressions. he LOVED it and that was good enough for me. and now that i can actually get behind the wheel, i'm not such a big fan. i know that was stupid to buy a car without driving it first myself, but i had a time constraint that didn't allow me to do the rational things i wanted. flame if you want, but i already know.
bmw's apparently have extremely hard pedal feel. so, even though i've been driving a stick every day for the better part of 3 years now, i stall this son of a bitch at least once a day. pisses me off to no end!!! there's just NO feel in the gas pedal. the clutch is fine, but the gas pedal needs you to stand on it before anything happens. and then when you do, you get LOTS of fuel delivery. so there's no in between. just stop and GO. gas mileadge has averaged 25+ mixed city/highway so i shouldn't complain about that. and it is a lot of fun to get on it when the mood hits me. but the problem is it's just not fun to drive on a daily basis. the complete lack of pedal feel ruins the experiance for me. and now that premium is $4.20 a gallon, a fun, fast rwd sedan just isn't that important to me as it was a couple weeks ago.
so even though i've only been driving the car for a few weeks now, i'm ALREADY dreaming about my next car!!! i probably should have just spend the extra money and gotten a couple year old GTi or speed3 and been done with it. i actually miss my damn rsx!!! what the hell is wrong with me?!?!?!?!?!?!?