Originally Posted by mryakanisachoad
The 8 is an intriguing car to me. If you see one parked in a lot, it gets tons of attention. More than almost any other car I can think of. Especially if it's red. You'd have to light it on fire to get less attention.
But, nobody ever seems to really love it or even really like it. And, I wonder why.
It's only anecdotal but I experience a similar phenomenon with the 135i. Not sure what the correct word or phrasing is but the 1 series piques the curiosity of people much more than an M5.
I think people get confused by the 1. They like it but they don't love it. But, they sort of love it.
And, I wonder why.
Your 1er gets lots of attention in a parking lot? I drove mine for 3 years and never had this happen. In my Exige it would happen pretty regularly but never in the 1er. I also love cars and love the 8 series but unless it's a rare CSi, I don't really bat a lash when I see one. FWIW, my buddy at work has a CSi and they're still hovering in that $20-30k context. I don't think he ever drives it.