I'm not sure why people shake heads, it just seems to be a thing where I live - even when I give mine a slight accelerate with some pops/bangs but still under 30 I get the wrong type of attention. Maybe you guys are down South where attitudes to cars could be different I guess?Andy OH wrote: ↑Mon Nov 20, 2017 12:19 pmWhy would people shake their heads and tut at a car driving past slowly, probably had a MPE fitted. This is so common that a noisy car gives the impression of being driven fast.OneTwenty wrote: ↑Mon Nov 20, 2017 11:39 amAs above I would swap mine for an M2 in a heartbeat assuming running costs are similar.
However, the main area mine beats an M2 is in it's Q-car-ness, I just don't think I would be comfortable with the shoutyness of an M2. We were outside the pub recently and an M2 rumbled past slowly and you could almost taste the disdain from all the people sat outside tutting and shaking their heads, except me and my boy that were very happy to see it.
I agree with Deadeye, I've only received positive comments since owning the M2 since March.
This may sound derogatory but I'd also like to add that the majority of people jumping from a M2 to a M140i probably bought the car on a PCP and are paying handsomely on a monthly basis where a M140i is considerably cheaper. Yes there isn't much difference in the real world power and torque between a M140i and a M2 but I know what I would rather be driving.
As for PCP/running costs I'm not sure that's the case. I could comfortably afford to run an M2 instead of my 240, I think the two that Tony had in last week were only £40/month more than my optioned 240 costs me. But as I said it's the shoutyness that put me off, same with M3/M4 etc, as well as the fact when I ordered mine the waiting list for an M2 was too long, up to 18 months. Also, I panic enough just parking my relatively under the radar 240 in tesco etc, if I had an M2 I would just never take it anywhere for fear of it being damaged.
Most of the M2 owners round here, and strangely there seems to be a lot for a small Northern town/village, seem to be either company owners or young kids with rich parents.