The retro CA7465 C8 was based on the early '90s Town Car, but Hongqi soon switched to the later '90s model that we Americans could buy into the 2010s. This is the Hongqi Qijian line, a CKD Lincoln with complete Lincoln mechanicals (including the wheezy 4.6L V8 engine) but with a Hongqi grille, lights, and badges. The glass still bore Ford's Solar Tint trademark with a little blue oval in the corner .
The BMW 1M remains a head turner and a rarity on the road. Even before it launched in 2011, BMW 1M was sold out at most dealerships across the country. And in places where units were still available, outrageous MSPRs were being thrown around, north of $10,000 over the normal price in some cases. Then it launched and the car lived up to its hype, lots of hype we might add, fueled by a genius marketing campaign in Europe and North America .
“This option, which involves you buying a full tank from the car rental company and returning it empty is probably the most expensive as you won’t be refunded for any petrol you don’t use,” warns a spokesman for Which? Travel. “It’s not easy to return a car with an empty fuel tank, so you’re bound to lose out. Also, you may well be charged more for the petrol provided than you would at a local petrol station.”