I was chilling alone at Coffee shop near my house and saw my juniors across the hall. So I invited them over.
We talk about many things. The old days, politics, Khir Toyo’s mansion and it all boils down to what boys like most, cars. “Hypothetically Ed, if you had a huge sum of cash, what would you buy? Mercedes or BMW, and what model?”, one of the juniors asked.
No doubt both cars lived up to their names, but I decided to grill them instead.
“I won’t buy neither”
“Because it will be selfish to spend a quarter million just for yourself (or your family). I also think, driving around a prestige car would make me feel better than anyone else (riak), when actually we’re the same. We’re all humble servants of God. This is also a test of faith, how well you manage your wealth!”
Squirming their faces, they stared in disbelief. They never saw this coming.
“Think about it, the poor, orphans, old folks, natives people, how well are they living? Besides, wouldn’t it be better if you give half of that money to charity and the other as an investment for your kids?”, adding salt to their wound.
The air was tensed. They didn’t know what to say. They looked at each other, sipping their drink slowly, taking their time to digest and of course, thinking of a clever come back line. I’m sure they regretted sharing an evening tea with me.
“Ok. Between these two Germans, I’d get an Audi R8”, just to ease the air. “Hahaha, that’s not fair Ed!” (it’s RM2 mil worth).
Well, you know me, the weird guy with his weird taste. We had an Audi A6 once that I bought from Zemotor for a much lower price, I was able to push it to 264kmh, hence the inclination towards Audi.
“But seriously, if you do have that kind of money, which I’m sure you will, remember what I told you”, making sure my words were burnt into their heads. The topic later progressed around F1, Braun GP, FIA etc.
It feels good imposing my thoughts to youngsters.
ps: Seriously, when you drive an expensive car, do you feel better than anyone else? Because if you do, God hates you.
pss: Remember the basic credo, sharing is caring.
55 replies on “Mercedes vs BMW II”
There goes my Ferarri dream…..
I know that I want the car not because I want to be riak, it’s because I just want it….
But surely, bile dah dapat, mesti riak punyala….surely, as you are driving a car only VIPs can afford to have, and none of your friends are VIP…..
Dude, if you ever land that piece of metal. Please allow me to take it to SIC. I want to hentam kaw-kaw.
I’ll buy a doped Japanese Gran Turismo class though, for the sake of track racing. InsyaAllah bukan riak purpose.
Heard the sound of the older V8 in 360, at at least 11000 rev per minute….Masya Allah….
Kalau betul dapat, driven by you on SIC will be an honor to me. Jangan mintak aku duduk sebelah sudah…
Go for Honda NSX, tuned by Zexel for GT…menangis beb…tapi mesti ada unsur riak punya la, as most of my villagers were like “Whoaaa….anak sapa bawak balik Ferarri tu…” when they saw a red 1995 3.0 NSX masuk kampung hehe…
Skyline Tuned by Nismo + Zexel team! You know, I heard you could buy these track cars end of season (older ones) but there wouldn’t be any guarantee that it’ll run. What more expect roadtax (it’s not street legal).
Last month I went to survey for a Yamaha r6, I saw Testarossa selling for 180k! I didn’t bother asking about the age. But if you’re into janda and milf, go get one. They like antiques 😛
Gosh. They’re awesome. But I prefer to have a moderate one if they make me mess my head about how to take care of them.
Some durian sellers sell their durians at higher prices when a Mercedes comes. Geez.