Originally Posted by BMWLotAttendant
How is meant to be driven other than fast and in turns? Yes, I can drive it fast and around corners.
Big sedan? Are we talking about an e60 or e66? Big sedan? The idea that I'm trying to get is, hypotetically, bigger is safer.
Why anything? Because it's better than walking or riding a bike. Why do you choose to drive what you drive? Or do what you do?
That is my point. My wife has a 4-runner, not the new car looking model, but the last of the true 4x4's, she use's it for what most people here (UB.c) consider a good reason. We have a lot of snow here in the winter, and it is comfortable (relatively speaking) for our 2 children. But in no way is this thing safe. If it wasnt for the electronic stabilty control, that thing would be the most dangerous thing on the friggin road. The high center of gravity and short wheel base, make for a dangerous combination on any road that is not smooth. And the roads here are not smooth at the best of times, what with the drastic changes in temperature.
It gets pretty much the same milage as my 535i, and is a lot more rugged.
I have a mid sized sedan in the e34, but I still would have bought it whether or not I needed it. I mean, my kids are very rarely in my car anyway.
My ponit is I agree with all of you on some level. And at the same time I disagree with all of you on some level.
But one thing I would like to add, I dont want to see an escalade or an expedition, or an H2 on the road ever,(wich my inlaws have, and surprisingly enough have taken it "off road" resulting in hundreds of dollars in repairs every time they have taken it it "off road"). They are not practical in anyway whatsoever, unless your transporting troops to a battle,or hunting T-Rex.