satisfaction n. a. The fulfillment or gratification of a need, desire or appetite. b. Pleasure derived from such fulfillment.
In a world of hyperbolic and sensational internet prose, the Gentleman Motorist is pleased to inform you that the BMW 328i (E90) satisfies. If you are looking for amazeballs, OMG, mind-blowing action, look elsewhere. But if your need for a good car has you feeling like you can’t get no satisfaction, then rejoice. Because while you can’t always get what you want, you can get what you need right now for less than $20,000. Here’s why.
For the skeptics among us, a collection a of recent urban cowboy sightings. Thanks to the readers who sent these in.
Like choosing between sandwiches at Subway, renting a car at the airport is often a perfunctory experience. One selects a vehicle from a menu of mediocrity and, in return, gets what they pay for. Namely, anything from a Kia Rio to a Buick LaCrosse. The vehicles work, but they are not very enticing. And, sometimes, they are downright disgusting depending on the driver(s) that “enjoyed” them before you. But thanks to a company called Silvercar, there’s an app for that. And your rental car experience is about get a much-needed infusion from Ingolstadt – stat.
I know it's easy to pick on BMW drivers. But honestly. You can't make this stuff up.
As the Gentleman Motorist recently explained, Audi has not brought the RS4 Avant to the United States. And now, sadly, Mercedes-Benz is bogarting the beautiful C63 AMG Estate. Accordingly, the Gentleman Motorist has gone full Howard Beale. Honestly, Germany—puff, puff, pass! But my exhortations continue to fall on deaf ears. So read on in shared outrage as yet another motoring masterpiece fails to reach American shores.
“I have the simplest tastes. I am always satisfied with the best.” – Oscar Wilde