Think about this, you can get a Challenger Scat Pack fir around $35,000 and you get a car with a 6-speed manual and 475 hp.... Last I checked that was the best dollar per hp ratio ever. Probably the most hp available for under 40k (or the equivalent of 40k in past dollar values) of all time, not that I'm gonna check. » 12/26/14 8:45pm 12/26/14 8:45pm

i can confirm some suspicion about the X1, it is in fact built nearly directly off the 3-Series wagon platform. Don't believe me? The two are under 2" different in wheelbase, about 3" in height, and the X1 holds a technical label within BMW (not that its secret or anything) as a 5-Door wagon. » 12/17/14 12:28pm 12/17/14 12:28pm

Highly sketchy. I imagine the deposits came with a contract that says something along the lines of, "If you back out we keep the deposit. By giving us your money you are receiving a place on the waiting list to buy this car." Where it should read, "If you back out we keep the deposit. By giving us your money you are… » 11/24/14 12:49pm 11/24/14 12:49pm

Velocity of the air combined with different manifold lengths. (Wavelengths of sound and difference in paths traveled). Basically in theory you could have an engine with zero exhaust noise at at least 1 given frequency (rpm), but its unlikely you could ever actually notice it. » 11/17/14 9:47pm 11/17/14 9:47pm

Track isn't as smooth as it could be (obviously no track ever will be) and the lack of rear aero let the tail end get loose. Pretty simple cause really, you can see it getting loose and getting wheel spin fairly often throughout the run once he breaks 140.... You should never get wheel spin at 140, especially not in… » 11/03/14 1:45am 11/03/14 1:45am

Just to clarify, there's a HUGE difference between customer pre-orders and dealer orders. This is dealers expecting the market to take well to them (they could be right). This isn't very strange though. The 30,000 figure is likely nationwide dealer orders for multiple months, possibly an entire quarter. » 9/17/14 2:26pm 9/17/14 2:26pm