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Friday, September 09, 2005

More Money than Sense

The much anticipated all-new BMW M5 is now available. The M5 boasts a five liter V-10 capable of generating 500 hp. It also carries a $100,000 price tag. There is a cheesy amateur video of the M5 being put through the paces.

The M5 is for people who have more money than sense. With ten cylinders, it must achieve worse fuel economy than an M1 Bradley Fighting Vehicle. Just because one can afford a sinfully expensive car, it does not follow that the cost of fueling that vehicle should not to be a concern. The ability to afford $3 plus a gallon gasoline is not the point. Rather, the fact that oil is currently in short supply nationally, due to reduced refining capacity and other reasons, that the world supply of oil my be peaking, that worldwide demand is high, and that oil is the cause of America’s involvement in the Arab peninsula, which is the source of a plethora of problems, are reasons enough why we should not continue to use oil with reckless abandon.

5 Comments:

  • I have more money than sense and I sure don't have much money. If I had the money I'd go for one just to know I was doing that much more to bring our nation to its knees. They're pretty ugly though, like the rest of the BMW line-up.

    If it makes you feel any better, I think you have to press a button to get all 500 hp. Otherwise you'll only be running about 400. I'm not certain if that made it into the production version but I heard about it early on.

    By Blogger hal the brown, at 1:33 PM, September 09, 2005  

  • Does anyone in Germany drive the M5? Doesn't petrol cost about a Euro a liter, or about five dollars a gallon in Europe?

    Thses word verification things are getting hard to read.

    By Blogger Matthew, at 4:01 AM, September 10, 2005  

  • I've always loved BMW's. Not for any logical reason. The love is superficial, and superficial love makes you do stupid things--like spend tons of money on transportation.

    By Blogger Ashley, at 9:17 PM, September 10, 2005  

  • Sadly, some of the best BMW's were made prior to 1990. There are a few after that but they're all M cars. I was once a big fan of the BMW's but they've lost my interest in the last few years. Chris Bangle is mostly to blame. Even though no one cares about online petitions, you can go http://www.petitiononline.com/mod_perl/signed.cgi?STOPCB] to let the eleven people who check the petition that you don't approve of the new designs.

    By Blogger hal the brown, at 8:01 PM, September 12, 2005  

  • In my limited experience with BMW'S, I have found them not to be extremely reliable. It probably has something to do with all the newfangled computers in the BMW cars.

    By Blogger Matthew, at 2:40 AM, September 13, 2005  

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