Didn't say I didn't want them to succeed, just that as I found with most of the BMW drivers I personally know, I just haven't wanted to be associated with some of their behavior/image. Has nothing to do with the car itself. So, yes, it should be judged on it's designed merits, but that is very often not the case.
It depends on why the product is indeed popular. If it is because it is a superior product, fine; but if it is popular because of a certain image, then don't criticize if that image is not one's style and therefore unwanted by association/appearance.
Just old fashioned I guess, not into bling to improve status. Must be why I drive old cars very few people either wanted or recognized, from a car company nobody knows. They are just satisfying to me to drive.
As for the new Giulia, the onus is on it to prove itself to me enough. Would probably be ok, as I don't hardly know any hipsters, lol. The people I know would know exactly what the car is and why I would have one.
(not the prettiest Alfa I've seen as I still think the front end is almost ugly).
89 Milano (wife's daily driver since 1989, Shankle Sport)
91 164S (my daily driver since 1994)
94 164LS (~Q) (trip Alfa since 2000)
72 Morgan 27 (water time since 1976)
previously owned since 1964:
62 Morris MiniMinor 850, 67 Austin 1275 Cooper S (Downton 3/4 race), 64 Giulia Sprint GT (1st red one made), 72 Fiat 128 Sedan, 75 Alfetta Sedan, 78 Alfetta Sedan, 78 GTV, 81 GTV6, 86 GTV6
Last edited by Del; 02-15-2017 at 06:01 PM.