Matt Farah of The Smoking Tire, has decided to go car shopping at his local Audi, BMW and Mercedes-Benz dealers. Instead of going as Matt the famous automotive personality, he went as Matt, some random ass guy looking to buy a new car… He’s doing something that I used to do quite a bit with friends and my brother and father at different times. Now, though, after being a car salesman, I have a really hard time going to a stealership and wasting their time. But still, it’s a great way to review cars.
In this new series that Matt has put together, he goes to different dealerships to test drive cars of the same class. To start it off he went to the baby SUV class from the Germans; the Audi Q5, BMW X3 and the Mercedes-Benz GLK. The results may just very well surprise you.
Here’s just a short blurb:
“When I was younger, I would spend my weekends hopping from dealership to dealership test-driving cars. I looked older, and dressed the part, which made my lies to salesmen more believable. As I have gotten older, I have gained increasingly more access to test vehicles, and my dealership experience has faded.
But in this series, I go back to my roots and begin to test-drive cars straight off dealership lots, because, well, I gotta get cars somehow. Besides, when you limit yourself to driving only very good sports cars, your perceptions of reality can get a little warped. That’s why, in this series, I’m going to try to stay away from sports cars.
This week, I drove three small, German SUV’s, the Mercedes GLK350, BMW X3 3.0 Xdrive, and Audi Q5 3.2. I hate this class of vehicle, especially since these vehicles offer less sport, and barely more utility than a station wagon, yet cost thousands more.”
Anyway, rush on over to read the rest of Matt’s review here.