BLE…shame on you. The Cars are/were one of the most requested party band sounds of their era and later. You obviously never drank enough partying to learn to appreciate the perpetual sameness of the rhythm in all their songs and lack of lyrical content in their compositions. Yoooo, get it on.
The notable exception being “Drive” which was one of the better rock ballads of it’s time. This tune illustrates “The Cars” social responsibility to party goers as it shows their concern for drinking and driving. The lyrics actually meant something, or not, depending upon the amount of alcohol consumed by the listeners.
"Mike, You are right when; you mention Bose to audiophiles, you get a knee jerk reaction and a plethora of negative comments. I personally feel they like other professional audio equipment companies, like JBL, have a handle on sound reproduction for most. Make it long term listenable using long standing basic techniques that minimize the abrasiveness of sounds reinforced in environments like cars. This means that the music produced lacks absolute accuracy but becomes a more pleasant experience. Bose has a good handle on this aspect of sound reproduction. “double clutch” is right; it will sound “good” but will not be as accurate.
What most don’t get is, accurate sound for most becomes very abrasive and fatiguing to listen to long term. Don’t fall for the "accurate " sound argument in a "forced to listen " environment like cars, elevators, stores and the like.