Driving home from the weekend, on the ring around Atlanta, I passed a BMW 740i. In 2001, the last year it was made, it cost $62,000 new.
And as I was passing this car, creeping by at 72 miles per hour, one single thought crossed my mind.
This guy is never going to drive this car faster than 100 km/h. OK, maybe, but really, he bought this car knowing that the speed limit in America was going to keep him from really driving it.
So, I have to wonder: In this land of speed limits, does it make any sense to have a car like that, if there’s no chance to ever fully utilize it? (And yes, I see the irony in asking, given that I drive just such a car myself.)