Category Archives: Automotive

Buying a new BMW at 40

A man in his 40’s bought a new BMW and was out on the interstate for a nice evening drive.
The top was down, the breeze was blowing through what was left of his hair, and he decided to open her up.

As the needle jumped up to 80 mph, he suddenly saw flashing red and blue lights behind him.
“There’s no way they can catch a BMW,” he thought to himself and opened her up further.

The needle hit 90, 100…. then the reality of the situation hit him. “What the heck am I doing?” he thought and pulled over.

The cop came up to him, took his license without a word, and examined it and the car. “It’s been a long day, this is the end of my shift, and it’s Friday the 13th.

I don’t feel like more paperwork, so if you can give me an excuse for your driving that I haven’t heard before, you can go.” The guy thinks for a second and says,

“Last week my wife ran off with a cop. I was afraid you were trying to give her back.”

“Have a nice weekend,” said the officer.

Avoid cruise control, when wet or icy

I wonder how many people know about this?

A 36-year old female had an accident several weeks ago and totalled her car. A resident of Wollongong, NSW, she was travelling between Wollongong & Sydney.

It was raining, though not excessively, when her car suddenly began to hydroplane and literally flew through the air. She was not seriously injured but very stunned at the sudden occurrence!

When she explained to the policeman what had happened, he told her something that every driver should know – NEVER drive IN THE RAIN WITH YOUR CRUISE CONTROL ON.

She had thought she was being cautious by setting the cruise control and maintaining a safe consistent speed in the rain.

But the policeman told her that if the cruise control is on and your car begins to hydroplane — when your tyres lose contact with the pavement, your car will accelerate to a higher rate of speed and you take off like an airplane.

She told the policeman that was exactly what had occurred. The policeman estimated her car was actually travelling through the air at 10 to 15 kms per hour faster than the speed set on the cruise control.

The policeman said this warning should be listed, on the driver’s seat sun-visor – NEVER USE THE CRUISE CONTROL WHEN THE PAVEMENT IS WET OR ICY, along with the airbag warning.

Insurance companies, do warn about this

Pass it on to your family & friends

If computer languages were cars

* C is a racing car that goes incredibly fast but breaks down every fifty miles.

* C++ is a souped-up racing car with dozens of extra features that only breaks down every 250 miles, but when it does, nobody can figure out what went wrong.

* Java is a family station wagon. It’s easy to drive, it’s not too fast, and you can’t hurt yourself.

* C# is a competing model of family station wagons. Once you use this, you’re never allowed to use the competitors’ products again.

* Lisp looks like a car, but with enough tweaking you can turn it into a pretty effective airplane or submarine.

* Perl is supposed to be a pretty cool car, but the driver’s manual is incomprehensible. Also, even if you can figure out how to drive a perl car, you won’t be able to drive anyone else’s.

* Python is a great beginner’s car; you can drive it without a license. Unless you want to drive really fast or on really treacherous terrain, you may never need another car.

* Ruby is a car that was formed when the Perl, Python and Smalltalk cars were involved in a three-way collision. A Japanese mechanic found the pieces and put together a car which many people think was better than the sum of the parts.

* Fortran is a pretty primitive car; it’ll go very quickly as long as you are only going along roads that are perfectly straight. It is believed that learning to drive a Fortran car makes it impossible to learn to drive any other model.

* Cobol is reputed to be a car, but no self-respecting driver will ever admit having driven one.

* Assembly Language is a bare engine; you have to build the car yourself and manually supply it with gas while it’s running, but if you’re careful it can go like a bat out of hell.

ah yes, the Genesis!

YES, its more spacious then a 7 series.
YES, its priced like a 3 series.
BUT, its not even fun like a 1 series.

Who cares, its meant for the comfort seeking crowd not the fun-lovers, and its more of a the Lexus/Mercedes then a Beemer.

Couple of weird stuff though:

  • Only driver seat has the seat cooler, and when its ON the passenger’s seat heater turns ON as well.
  • Many owners are also complaining about HOT air being blown from the rear seat vent when the A/C is on in cold.

But Hey, those are just minor stuff, Hyundai already seem to take care of it.

When you de-badge the H from the rear and add those chrome exhaust tip.

And get this Bentley Genesis badge for the front & the clear corners

You got yourself a decent looking luxury car that’s worth more for the money you pay. And you get to be standing out of the crowd by not driving a regular BMW/Lexus/Mercedes/Audi.

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