Its not as bad as what I read this morning in the local newspaper. I live in
Southern California... Orange County to be specific which has ehem... kind
of a reputation of having a lot of spoiled rich people.
Anyways, apperently 2 days ago, an 18 yr old with a brand new M3 decided to
street race a 20 yr old with a brand new Benz.. The end result was the 18 yr
old hit a fire hydrant, took the M3 airborne, flipped it, totalled it and
was killed. I think the 20 yr old totalled his Benz too, but hes alive.
First off, what kind of idiot parents give an 18 yr old a $60,000 M3??? Or a
20 yr old a $60,000+ Benz?? What a bunch of idiots. I don't care if you have
Paris Hilton type money, thats just plain dumb. I wonder what they are
With that being said... WHAT A WASTE OF AN M3! Note I'm saying that about
Not restricted to the USA I am afraid. Many years ago I was related the
story of a rich kid who passed his motorbike test when he was 17, so his
parents bought him a new Kawasaki Z900 (then the fastest bike around and one
that will still burn an M3 out of sight on a standing quarter) for his 18th
birthday. So he took it for a spin and rode it straight into the back of a
petrol tanker, with fatal results. OTOH it only cost a bit over £1k (~$3k).
Well, when you give your kid a piece of shit car, or better yet, just help
him out with a portion of a piece of shit car... and he has to put in a lot
of coin himself, he learns the value of a dollar and responsibility. When
you give your kid a $60,000 car and it doesn't cost him a penny, hes like
all the stupid spoiled rich kids in the world and will eventually total it.
Not that people who pay for their cars never do stupid things :)
I used to work at a company where one of the co-founders was a 24yr old
juvenile delinquent. So obviously he had a lot of money, but he's also the
partying, alcoholic type... so he started out with a BMW roadster and things
went fine... then I suggested he upgrade to an M3 which he did. About 6
months in, he wrecked it while drunk. Took them about 2 or 3 months to fix
it. 2 or 3 years later, he traded that in and got a Land Rover. Again, about
6 months into the Land Rover, he again went drinking and driving and wrecked
that land rover. That one took about 4 months to repair.
I read in the paper that he hit over 80 when he lost control!!!
I mean even my 15 year-old 325 can handle that. I wouldn't recommend it on a
side-street, but it was more the driver's fault than the car's. That wont stop
people from complaining about BMW and other "performance car's" that allows
people to go at speeds beyond the speed limit.
Funny thing. My bro' owns a repair shop in O.C. and has an M3 customer about
that age. During lunch I read about the race and was planning to tell my brother
that he just lost a customer. When I got there, guess who was there helping my
brother install new rotors. Apparently kids that are more spoiled than their
cars are abundant in Mission Viejo (one of the richer/snottier parts of OC).
Nobody: do you remember the days when it would have been a Ford vs a Chevy on
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