FALLING BACK IN LOVE WITH CARS I ONCE HATED!
My opinions have changed recently, and here are some of them
1. Mercedes G-Wagon (with some exceptions)
The G-Wagon by far is the most popular celebrity car...in the world. Literally, everyone from rappers to movie actors to Instagram flexors has one. I dare you to go search it up. Done? Moving on. This car is basically a celebrity's car, and I don't like a lot of cars that are commonly associated with them. And then there's the design. For crying out loud, the design of it looks like the same for the past few years. It's also overpriced and it just didn't appeal to me.
But then when it hit me; this is a special car from Mercedes. It's basically Benz's 911, except in SUV form. Lemme explain; the 911's design has relatively stayed the same over the years. Same with the G-Wagon; its design has stayed quite the same. The 911 offers different varieties of the same model and the G-Wagon does too. You can get a base model G-Wagon or an AMG G-Wagon. This car is also a pretty capable off-roader. It's just that not many people drive it on the dirt (kinda sad, ngl). It would also make a nice daily driver. It's just not right to judge a car just because it's owned by celebrities you like or despise.
Did I also mention it's quite fast and tech-heavy??
2. The latest BMW M3 (not the M4)
Now, this might be a bit of a shocker. Yes, BMW is going downhill at the moment. They have tarnished the reputation of one of the most iconic BMW M models, and have also come out with a weird-looking SUV called the IX. Also, there are rumors that the ugly grille might carry on to different models.
Yes, the grille might be there, but it's a really good performing car! It comes with a powerful inline twin-turbo straight 6, a manual (a manual in a german car is getting rare these days), and bucket seats as an optional! What I love about the M3 is that you can take it to a track day or use it for the school run as well. If you still can't stop talking about the grille, you could just change the grille with an aftermarket one. And maybe replace those rims?
3. Lamborghini Hurucan LP610-4
Ah, yes. A Lamborghini. I've always loved the brand Lamborghini ever since I was (probably) born on this planet. The 8-year old me always thought loud and flashy was one of the main aspects of a supercar, but that quickly changed as soon as I got older. Anyway, I remember 2014 (or was it 2015) when Forza Horizon 2 came out on the XBOX One. It had the Hurucan LP610-4 on its cover, which was awesome. I even got to drive the car in the FH2 Demo version, which made me love it even more.
But over the years, this car has sadly fallen into the hands of way too many Instagram flexors and countless Youtubers. That kinda made it bitter, but I ignored it since it's a supercar and that people love showing off with them. I also then realized how good of a performance car this is; it lapped the Top-Gear test track faster than a Buggati Veyron SS.
4. DODGE Challenger SRT Hellcat
Oh, Dodge. I loved the Viper and its variants and the Charger Hellcat. But this one's a different one.
I don't exactly remember why I had a good reason I hated it, but I think it was because of the design and the fact that I was really into import cars back then. The 6-year-old me viewed this car as a boxy, big car that had no appeal. This verdict of the car stuck with me until now. I realized how awesome of a car this was when I heard about the massive power output and the drag-strip times.
Then something else hit me; this car offers you 717hp with a supercharged engine that goes WHIIINE. It also has a pretty quick 0-60 time and comes with comfy seats. It gives you all of this, for around $60,000?!?!?! Like, a Porsche 911 doesn't even give you that much value! Or a Mercedes AMG GTS! Yes it won't corner as well as 911, but that's not what it's for. It's supposed to be a fast AF car that you can cruise, go drag racing, or even hit the canyon! It even gives you more FIZZ than a Porsche or a Ferrari.