Just been to Germany and had a rental 1 series booked, but the c**ts on the desk at Frankfurt Hahn said they never had the car I booked as someone else had upgraded to it and I could have an Opel Zifera for no extra cost, NO S**T you'd have to pay me to drive that GM people carrying mummy's drop the kids off at school and hen pecked husbands motor.
So I looked through the list of cars they had in on his computer, so I went against the petrol head drivers car type I always want....... I got a Diesel Auto and what a f**king EPIC car it was, it was built like a PANZER TANK and handled like one but was effortless and pure luxury for me anyway, it cost me an extra 20 euros a day for the upgrade but was worth every cent, and I managed to drive 1800 km in it on a tank and a half of sludge/derv/diesel.
The car was a new BMW F10 530d with all the toys, the idrive is awesome, the torque was immense, I couldn't fault it and was dreading getting back into my Alfa at the airport as I hate the Alfa after driving the 911 so I thought this would be the same, but it wasn't I actually liked the Alfa more, it felt light nimble and revy and it handles so much better than the 530d.
The autobox is so unlike any other auto I have ever driven and near as dam it as good as a manual, actually it was in that type of car a better gear box for it, so I take it all back, well on modern BMW autos anyway.