Posted by: aero93
Posted: 3rd Mar 2010
one word just defines it: IMAGE.
but since i like to rave on i will... As a car lover and very observant person, i find that certain cars are for the masses and certain cars have something particular about them that just makes you want to be different from everyone else.
Take for example - the masses dream of owning a BMW or Mercedes and recently Audi... these are brands which are sold in masses in Australia as they are more affordable in AUS than europe (believe it or not, its true) and i find that they loose their prestige as everywhere you go there's at least one in basically every metropolitan st in aus and anybody's are driving them.
If you look at say Saab, Alfa and Volvo (still made in thier country of origins), i have found that these cars offer the same level of excellence and in alot of cases even better value as the German trio (which 2 of them are made in south africa, and the other an over price VW which shares with Skoda).
These 3 (saab, volvo, Alfa) also have a certain style, a zing we could say that says "i have taken time in choosing what i want and realised there is more than just the 3 german brands", these people, i have found have their own sense of style, elegance, and open minded and away from the pack but still fit in. No doubt the germans are the bar raisers in the industry, but some cars just come out of that bubble and respond to peoples feelings, instead of just sterile metal which works till only 100,000km and turns on you like a vulture looking for its daily feed.
but if i was told asked, do i want a ferrari or a maserati... for me it would be an obvious choice to have a maserati as they have ferrari engines anyway, with the added practical space and because its not the mainstream choice for people with endless cash to splurge on thier next toy. if i had that kinda money id buy a Koenigsegg CCX or a Bugatti Veyron Reply