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Three reasons I despise BMW – A photographers point of view

Let me preface this by stating that I am an automotive photographer and I drive a lot of vehicles on a day-to-day basis. This means that I am constantly crawling all around them, inside and out. My findings on the various brands are that I prefer some over others. On the other hand there are a few that have made it to the bottom of my list for various reasons and the one that I hate the most is BMW.

While these may sound trivial to many of you, having to deal with these regularly makes them the nails on the chalkboard for me so I’ll share:

Reason number one. The trunk is inaccessible from the outside without a key. This means that you can’t open the trunk from the outside on most of them without a button quick release. I can’t tell you how annoying it is to walk to the trunk, realize I forgot to hit the trunk button and then have to walk all the way to the driver door and reach for the little button almost at the floorboard just to open the trunk so I can snap a picture that takes 3 seconds.

Reason number two. If you are in park and want to get out of the car, unless the doors are already unlocked, you have to pull the handle twice if you wanna get out. So I keep pulling the handle and slamming my head into the glass because I’m used to operating a NORMAL CAR. I have the concussions to prove it. Do this several times a day and you’ll see where I’m coming from.

And finally reason number three. I can’t tell you why this pisses me off as much as it does, but the noise the car makes when you forget to put on your seatbelt is the most annoying noise on the face of the planet. It sounds like between a child slamming a brick on a xylophone. Sometimes when I start driving, and the noise comes on, I drive fast enough that the sound of the engine drowns out the sound of the chime.

So thanks BMW, not only have you encouraged me to keep my seatbelt off out of spite, bruised and concussed me, but you’ve also made me a more careless driver. I guess that’s why BMW drivers drive like pricks! :)



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  • Peter
    Peter  · April 10, 2019
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    4re308  · April 9, 2019
    Oh damn thats the truck I want!!