Overrated Cars

Discussion in 'Automotive' started by redrobin, Jan 27, 2015.

  1. redrobin

    redrobin
    Expand Collapse

    Joined:
    Aug 21, 2012
    Messages:
    498
    We have a thread for the ugliest cars, the prettiest cars, and the most underrated. Why don't we take a spin at talking about the most overrated cars out there. These are the vehicles that everyone rants and raves over. The vehicles that people worship, eat, breathe, and sleep, and yet you don't see the point. Let's try and please keep this grown up with minimal argument. I'm putting more trust than I should into this forum.

    Lets start off with... hmm...

    The BMW 3-series

    Where should I even start, hmm? It's a mid-sized, 6-cylinder, RWD 4-door saloon car. It's ludicrously expensive, hideously ugly, doesn't really get all that great gas mileage, and every single person who drives one think their special for some reason. I mean, look at this thing:

    bmw-3series-1_0.jpg

    Who at BMW, one of the world's biggest car manufactures, possibly thing that that styling was a good idea? Let's look at that price again, shall we? The base model 3-series, the 320i starts at $32k in the states. The Cadillac ATS, a suitable competitor to the 3-series as it's another mid-sized 4-door saloon car starts at about the same at $33k. Well, what are the specs?

    The BMW comes with a 180 HP turbo 4-cylinder with an 8-speed automatic transmission. Sounds intriguing. But the Cadillac comes with a 2.5L N/A 4-cylinder with 202 HP. Could BMW really not get anymore power out of their turbo 4? No, no, I know, if they did, it would be faster than the base model 5-series, and that's a bit of a nono. As far as I can see, the 3-series is overhyped and not really interesting at all.

    Thoughts? Comments? Death threats? Respond with your own overrated car!
     
    • Like Like x 2
  2. TheAdmiester

    TheAdmiester
    Expand Collapse

    Joined:
    Aug 7, 2012
    Messages:
    522

    (imported from here)
    The collective automotive hiveminds haven't bloody shut up about this monstrosity since it was revealed 2 years ago.
     
    • Like Like x 1
  3. VeyronEB

    VeyronEB
    Expand Collapse

    Joined:
    Aug 5, 2012
    Messages:
    1,595
    Yes but the Cadillac is made from used gum and wheelie bins. The BMW is not, that is enough for me. Build quality over the 30 odd extra horse power anyday.
     
  4. Zappymouse

    Zappymouse
    Expand Collapse

    Joined:
    Jun 18, 2013
    Messages:
    1,054
    Wouldn't be surprised if the caddy's chassis is less rigid than a moist towelette.

    The 3 series was BMW's breakthrough model, and it would be insanity to change the formula to anything other than rwd compact executive saloon. $30k is quite affordable for a premium German saloon in my eyes, especially considering that my A4 was $65k brand new in 1996, not adjusting for inflation. I'll mostly gloss over styling since it's all very subjective, but I will say that I do prefer the angular sharknose styling of the 80's beemers over the new cars, which arent catastrophically ugly.
     
  5. Kitteh5

    Kitteh5
    Expand Collapse

    Joined:
    Oct 24, 2012
    Messages:
    276
    This is extremely overrated.
    Nigger-speaker.jpg
    TOO MUCH BASS
     
    • Like Like x 2
  6. BlueScreen

    BlueScreen
    Expand Collapse

    Joined:
    Apr 5, 2014
    Messages:
    624
    I thought of making this thread, but it was way too obvious.

    Every supercar made after 1990.
     
  7. Zappymouse

    Zappymouse
    Expand Collapse

    Joined:
    Jun 18, 2013
    Messages:
    1,054
    Porsche 993
    Audi B5 S4
    Audi RS2
    Lotus Esprit V8
    TVR Chimaera
    Doge Viper GTS (wow)
    Holden Monaro
    Artega GT
    Ginetta F400
    Aston Martin Virage (1991)
    Lotus Carlton/Omega
    Venturi Atlantique

    U wot m8. If anything, these cars are underrated.
     
  8. 14ramosr

    14ramosr
    Expand Collapse

    Joined:
    Sep 7, 2013
    Messages:
    990
    Do i really need to be the one to say it? *sigh* ok, but this shouldve been in the first post.
    Bugatti_Veyron_16.4_Super_Sport_-_Flickr_-_Supermac1961.jpg
     
    • Agree Agree x 1
  9. BlueScreen

    BlueScreen
    Expand Collapse

    Joined:
    Apr 5, 2014
    Messages:
    624
    I said it first.
     
  10. 14ramosr

    14ramosr
    Expand Collapse

    Joined:
    Sep 7, 2013
    Messages:
    990
    It could be argued that you didnt, seeing as the bugatti can be classified as a hypercar, piece of turd, waste of money, micropenis meter, and all around bad idea.
     
  11. direct_UA

    direct_UA
    Expand Collapse

    Joined:
    Jun 20, 2014
    Messages:
    763
    The new Gelandewagen. The pontmobile
     

    Attached Files:

    • gelik.jpg
  12. TheAdmiester

    TheAdmiester
    Expand Collapse

    Joined:
    Aug 7, 2012
    Messages:
    522
    Screw that noise. Considering the techincal feats this car pulled off, and how tons of people dismiss it as "generic supercar trash", the Veyron is actually hideously underrated. What other hypercar can still be your daily driver when you want to casually trundle along to the shops, then turn into an unchained beast when you take it to the track or the bahn?
     
  13. CTJacob

    CTJacob
    Expand Collapse

    Joined:
    Aug 6, 2012
    Messages:
    346
    I think that's because the McLaren F1 hit 240mph 13 years earlier without 4 turbos, 4 less cylinders, 373 less Horsepower, and almost 1800 (800kg) less pounds...
     
  14. TheAdmiester

    TheAdmiester
    Expand Collapse

    Joined:
    Aug 7, 2012
    Messages:
    522
    The point was:
     
  15. HadACoolName

    HadACoolName
    Expand Collapse

    Joined:
    Aug 3, 2013
    Messages:
    1,786
    Just all of them from the last 10 years in general
    Mercedes_logo-2.jpg
     
    #15 HadACoolName, Jan 28, 2015
    Last edited: Jan 28, 2015
    • Like Like x 1
  16. Atomix

    Atomix
    Expand Collapse

    Joined:
    Dec 15, 2012
    Messages:
    1,320
    You are asking for a fight
    Holden_logo.svg.png

    not only from me
     
  17. HadACoolName

    HadACoolName
    Expand Collapse

    Joined:
    Aug 3, 2013
    Messages:
    1,786
    I should edit that I only meant the ones from the last 10 years
     
  18. Wolf

    Wolf
    Expand Collapse

    Joined:
    Feb 21, 2014
    Messages:
    285
    Why should he back down from his opinions?
    Also your image is way to large.
     
  19. HadACoolName

    HadACoolName
    Expand Collapse

    Joined:
    Aug 3, 2013
    Messages:
    1,786
    Well he did make me realize that I didn't word my thing correctly
     
  20. Atomix

    Atomix
    Expand Collapse

    Joined:
    Dec 15, 2012
    Messages:
    1,320
    it was not too large, i did crop it.

    but yeah, old merc's are best

    chevy-small-block-v8-300hp-350ci.jpg
     
  1. This site uses cookies to help personalise content, tailor your experience and to keep you logged in if you register.
    By continuing to use this site, you are consenting to our use of cookies.
    Dismiss Notice