I cannot just go out and get the first car I see; I want to see what is out there. Last weekend, I went out to see the competition and started at the local Porsche dealer, run by Adel Cars, a local company. They were having an exhibition in Omura in Nagasaki, so many of the test cars were out. I was greeted by a friendly salesperson who answered all my questions and left me to look at all the showroom cars to my heart's content. I haven't shopped for a car in years, but this trip was one of the best experiences I've had in a dealer.
As I mentioned in an earlier post, my dream car has always been a Porsche, a 911 or a Carrera. The black car in the foreground above is the latest incantation of those models—a 2014 911 Carrera, a four-seater. Check out the back:
It's a beautiful car. But wait! Check out the 2-seat Cayman next to it:
I fell in love with the Cayman; it is beautiful. But it is probably the most impractical car there is. Two seats, very little storage—just the frunk space, and 6-7 km/lt for city gas usage (the info sheet says 11.4 km/lt on the highway). I want to go back and drive it. Film at eleven.
Another dream car of mine is a Ford Mustang. There are no dealers in my part of the world, so that one is on hold. I did go by the local BWM shop to see what they had, but I was not impressed. I spent close to two hours at the Porsche dealer, about 45 minutes at the BMW shop. They do have an all-electric model out, but they had none to look at. Rumor has it there is a luxury plug-in coming out later this year. Their sedans just don't have much pizzazz, although they have some incredible features. The one I saw had a kind of Mayday button in case you get into trouble; press it, and an emergency crew will come out. Another cool one was you could wave your foot under the trunk and open it while your hands were full—very clever. But alas, BMW is off my list. Right now, it's down to a Cayman S or a Model S...