Ungrateful Son Sinks BMW
Dear Start My Car,
For some reason, our cars are often linked to our dreams and our aspirations. We aspire to being able to buy certain vehicles. And when we do manage, we feel that we have finally arrived.
The opposite is also true, as you will see by this crazy BBC story below. Whereas the man’s behaviour is unacceptable in the extreme, the message is all about the disappointment in not getting the car you long for.
At Start my Car we understand that irrational love you have for your car. That’s why we try and provide the best quality products at the lowest prices. Have a look and give us a try.
Please let us know what we can do further to make looking after your vehicle easier.
Youth Sinks R747 000 BMW
An Indian man apparently angered at getting a BMW for his birthday - instead of a Jaguar - pushed the new vehicle into a river.Video posted on social media shows it floating away on the river in the northern Indian state of Haryana.It later got stuck on a bank of tall grass and the man, said to be the son of a local landlord, tried to rescue it.Police are investigating the incident, local media report.BMW cars cost around 3.5m rupees (R747 000) locally, with Jaguars costing about 4-5m rupees.
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