Join Date: Mar 2013
Location: Montreal, Quebec
Actually, I have. My boss' lightly modded Audi S4 is a biturbo, and I scared him half to death when he threw me the keys and told me to have fun. The car's a hoot, and maybe not the most powerful thing I've ever driven, but defiantly the most fun. But for all his praise for his car, (and some of mine, too) I have to hear about the nightmare of a high cost of ownership, maintenance, parts, insurance, reliability, etc on a daily basis. Not saying it's all the turbos fault, (I mean, it is a 12 year old German car) but those are all traits I can live without.
All this to say, based on whatever common sense I might have, I'd prefer a more linear, predictable power band and instant throttle response, rather than flooring the pedal, waiting around for a bit, then getting kicked in the back of the head by a turbo. Plus I wouldn't need exotic 94 octane+ gasoline when getting groceries or going for a movie. Then again, my experience with FI is very limited, so it probably wouldn't be too difficult to turn me to the Dark Side, so to speak :P