As the people who followed my lore thread might have guessed, I have a thing for the quirky, slightly absurd cars. Nothing makes me happier than seeing a Multipla proudly riding through town, so how can I justify driving some Deutsche Qualität, luxury vehicle ?
Well, it’s a V8, and I live in France. For you americans, a V8 in France is about as common as a Yugo in the US.
With taxes on large displacement making a comeback lately, with gasoline costing around 6$ a gallon, and living in the centre of a large city, having a 4.80 wagon with close to 300 hp is slightly absurd.
But then, at the price of a used city car, I bought myself something that, in power, gas economy, and footprint, is close to three city cars !
I’m having a blast with it, especially for family trips were the silent ride and overall comfort - but also enjoying the growl of the V8 whenever the kids aren’t there…
And as it is full stock, in a bland grey, and basically looks like a low-spec, accountant model, I cannot get enough of the surprised looks whenever I rev it a bit