I’m pretty sure that if you’re reading this, we both share a similar passion in our lives. I’m also certain that you can associate with me when I say that our passion for all things mechanically propelled is something that we can never switch off. It’s a constant part of who we are and I don’t think any of us would change it. I visited the US for the first time in over ten years a week or two back for a short holiday. From the moment we disembarked our flight, I found myself absolutely fascinated by what most of our US readers consider mundane and everyday cars.
Trying to identify the USDM variants of European cars and what changes have been made was a particular guilty pleasure (much to my girlfriend’s annoyance) of mine. One of the more peculiar things I noticed was the amount of four wheel drive BMW saloons. I always associate BMW as being the last stronghold of the front engine and rear wheel drive layout so I was shocked at the amount of X Drive cars on the streets of New York. I’m not saying it’s a good or bad thing, just the idea of a four wheel drive BMW saloon being so popular was a bit of a head turner. I do envy the amount of petrol V8s that fill your roads by the way. I’m sure that the Dodge Charger above is commonplace to our US readers but I was childishly excited to see one in the metal.
What sort of automotive differences have you found on your travels? What are your autmotive guilty pleasures?