Driving is fun again.
June 17, 2018
I've been a BMW owner for 14 years. when I drove my first BMW, a 325i, back in 2004, I thought...ooooh this is different! Over the years I went from the 325 to a 528, a 535 and finally an X5. I was ready for a change. When I test drove a Macan GTS, I had that same feeling - oooh, this is different! I made a deal the next day.
The direct connection to the power and the road is unlike anything I've driven since that first BMW back in 2004. The fit and finish is impeccable. The technology is adequate but not overwhelming. Really love the traditional analog tach and speedo (as opposed to the total glass cockpit of say an Audi Q7). This is about the car, not the techno wizardry.
I'm 6'3"" and a cyclist, so interior space is important. The Macan has at least as much headroom and shoulder room as my old X5. Really. And way more shoulder room than a Range Rover Sport. (I know, hard to believe, but believe it!). And with the rear seats down, my bike fits in the back without even having to remove the front wheel.
Driving is fun again. I love my Macan GTS.