Car lovers?

Blind_Evil wrote:

There are precisely ... three things that bother me.

One is the auto start/stop. You have to disable it every time you start the car. Can’t imagine the impetus behind that decision. I found that I could pull something in the fuse box but don’t want to yet.

I hate start stop. Not saying it can't be done well, but I've not driven a car that it didn't annoy me on restart.

Third is the perception of owning and driving it. For some reason people think it’s a much more expensive car than it actually was. It cost me a little more than a new base RAV4 but the way people talk to me about it, you would think it was a Bentley.

Yeah, people just don't get you can buy slightly used luxury brands for way less than they think. My car was slightly more than half the price it was new with less than 20,000 miles on it and it being about 3 years old. People are leasing these types cars now to afford more than they could actually buy, and the people doing that probably always want to look like they have the newest stuff. Those of us just looking for deals on cool cars benefit when they come off lease. My car wasn't even a leased car, but the value was obviously affected.

The risk you take is expensive repairs. But I can do a lot of stuff myself, so figure I'll deal if it comes to that.

He said what I was thinking. "This is their ugliest car. Might as well make it hard to see".

It's also a car show stunt - BMW are not currently planning on selling that.

Yea from what I have heard that Vantablack stuff is not very durable and it breaks down quickly under direct sunlight. Still kind of neat though.

Rykin wrote:

Yea from what I have heard that Vantablack stuff is not very durable and it breaks down quickly under direct sunlight. Still kind of neat though.

I'd assume that car would REALLY absorb heat in sunlight, since it's not bouncy any of that light energy back.

MannishBoy wrote:
Rykin wrote:

Yea from what I have heard that Vantablack stuff is not very durable and it breaks down quickly under direct sunlight. Still kind of neat though.

I'd assume that car would REALLY absorb heat in sunlight, since it's not bouncy any of that light energy back.

You could probably make it last longer by putting a clear coat on it or using paint protective film.

Anyone have experience renting your car out through Turo?