I don't think you should every underestimate the thrill of the chase. From studying the menu in a fine restaurant, planning your drinking strategy for a marathon or in this case cruising around closed car showrooms window shopping for a new car.
In Switzerland car dealers don't feel the need to work late or stay open on Sundays, you know times when the working population (who can afford a car) might have some free time to visit.
Well what did we see?
A 5 year old Brabus Smart for only 16K CHF. They must think I was born yesterday.
Well this is certainly the car for me, though never in White of course. For only 140K CHF (84,4K GBP i.e. the cost of a brand new one in the UK) you can instead buy a 2 year old one in Switzerland. It's quite ridiculous
Although technically a hatchback the Audi R8 has a large engine where you might expect the boot to be. The only thing you'll be putting in there is (fried) eggs.
A 2009 Porsche Cayman S for a mere 90K CHF (54K GBP). Nice and curvy and it is a hatchback. While the mid engine position allows for 911 conquering handling and the taut body is a bit of a turn on, the hatch is none too useful. You might fit a travel case in the rear boot but certainly not a bicycle. And this model is sans PDK gearbox.
Oh yes, and in case there is anybody in the world who can help us, we are looking for
- A new car for Marcus
- 4 wheel drive
- Dual Clutch Gearbox
- Hatchback and folding rear seats (or at least long load area)
- Enough space inside for a Bicycle or sturdy bicycle rack
- Low height
- Powerful engine, high revving much preferred
- Preferably Alacantra not leather interior
- Cruise Control
- Must not look butt ugly
- Not an import vehicle
Now , how difficult can that be!