By Gunnar Heinrich | IMG from Audi Chase Super Bowl XLIII Commercial
WE know that BMW drivers can be animals on the road.
But it’s not always the driver’s fault. Unless it’s an (E46) M3, in which case it is completely the driver’s fault.
The explanation for this behavior is simple. BMWs provide a kind of uber level of performance that emboldens the driver to greater heights of lane-weaving assholedom. It can be infuriating at times because from your position behind the roundel badged helm, the rest of the world (i.e. traffic) is in a state of perpetual slow motion.
You can imagine then that many Bimmers – especially leases – are ridden hard and put away wet by their first owners; leaving a host of long term maintenance issues that are ready to terrorize a future owner with four digit repair bills down the proverbial road.
So, when Jalopnik reported recently that they found the very same (E28) red on palomino 535i that Jason Statham drove as a stunt car in Audi’s Chase commercial on LA’s Craigslist for $2,000, it was a rare case of the potential buyer being able to see just how badly the car was beaten before taking out his checkbook.
In this 5er’s case, the sedan was actually launched into the air and through a billboard.
Jalopnik’s Matt Hardigree noted this with a caveat emptor. Following his post, the Craigslist classified was removed.