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Category Archives: BMW

F36 BMW 4 Series Gran Coupe – The Best of All Worlds?


When I was shopping around for a replacement for my beloved 2001 BMW 325ci, I would have been happy to find a ZHP E46 coupe. But no such thing revealed … Continue reading

July 15, 2018 · Leave a comment

2018 BMW 1 Series Sedan – The One You Can’t Have


The Chinese market has become the lifeblood of many of the world’s automakers lately. Some brands like Buick might not exist were it not for Chinese demand which far outstrips … Continue reading

February 4, 2018 · Leave a comment

2014 BMW 428i: Separation Issues


One day I plan to fill the void left by my old BMW E46 coupe with a newer slightly used replacement. While I’ve considered everything from the new Ecoboost Mustang … Continue reading

October 29, 2017 · 4 Comments

Reflections on the Best Car I’ve Ever Owned


A few years ago, I started this blog in an attempt to write something about every car I’ve ever liked, from my first fond memories to now. More than five years and … Continue reading

May 11, 2016 · Leave a comment

Screen Dreams: Automotive Infotainment Systems Part 1


While fumbling with the infotainment features on my Focus, I began to wonder about the long-term sustainability of my car’s primary driver distraction. As an early adopter, my experience with … Continue reading

April 5, 2015 · Leave a comment

2014 BMW 2 Series: A Missed Opportunity?


BMW’s line up continues to burst at the seams. Last year a new entry-level 3 series entered the fray and now a replacement for the squished up looking 1 Series … Continue reading

March 2, 2014 · Leave a comment

2013 BMW 320i (F30): When an Economy Car is Not


A new BMW 3 Series model in the US is always big news. This time, the new model is the one of particular interest not because of how big and … Continue reading

June 26, 2013 · Leave a comment

What Is Luxury?


Most dictionaries would define the term luxury car as a “marketing term for a vehicle that provides luxury — pleasant or desirable features beyond strict necessity — at increased expense”. … Continue reading

March 3, 2013 · Leave a comment

1968-1975 BMW 2002: The (Re)Birth of a Brand


Today we take small high performance cars for granted. It seems everyone makes some sort of performance sedan with “European” inspired handling. That was not always the case. Back in the … Continue reading

December 23, 2012 · 1 Comment

2008-2013 BMW X6: The Ultimate Driving Machine As Neither Truck Nor Car


It’s no secret that I’m not a fan of SUVs. I just don’t care much for “trail crunching” station wagons. Although there have been a few that have caught my … Continue reading

December 12, 2012 · Leave a comment