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Category Archives: BMW

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

2009-2012 BMW Z4 (E89) sDrive 35is: Sports Car Or Not?


It’s been argued that BMW does not build sports cars. As blasphemous as that might sound, there could be a bit of truth in the statement. Consider that the typical … Continue reading

August 1, 2012 · Leave a comment

1985-1988 BMW M535i: Gimmie An M!


Before the M5 became the executive supersedan of choice in the 90’s, there was just the M535i. During the 70’s and 80’s many bimerphiles clamored for a sportier 5 series from the … Continue reading

April 15, 2012 · Leave a comment

2012 BMW 6 Series Gran Coupe: A New Twist On a Old Name


The announcement of a new BMW always generates excitement, especially when it’s not another SUV. The propeller brand’s answer to the Mercedes CLS and Audi A7 is one announcement that … Continue reading

February 15, 2012 · Leave a comment