Hey! My Car's Better Than Yours! - Page 2
Oh yeah, I forgot about the wheels: Precious few of us really mind if twenty-inchers worsen the ride a wee bit. They look the bollocks, and trust me when I say that hue rims make for more street cred than any other thing under the sun. If not anything else, then at least we'll make dear old Mr. Neighbor green with envy. Ah, such wonderful musings! Ten k for the big ones, then? Check.
The problem with automotive journalists is that they tend to focus on things that their years of experience have taught them to focus on when deciding which car tops which, for all cars have four wheels. That is to say, most cars have the basics right. But these over-and-above things don't really matter to the majority of their readers. Call in the Stig when performance-oriented numbers are needed, but we're fine with no steering feel and humongous rims on a daily basis.
The point I'm trying to make is that for the average Joe, such nitty-gritty things hardly matter. What really matters is the feel-good factor, comfortable seats for the long highway drive, and how much other people stare when you pass them by on the street. An Audi RS5 will be trumps any day. BMW M3? Capital. They're both good cars, awesome in their own respects, and so we're fine with any one of them.