The 228i's Steering is Too. Damn. Light.

There's a proud tradition of "purists" lamenting things like water cooling, EPS, forced induction, four wheel drive, safety standards, weight, and so on. To a man, they are almost all insufferable. And not least because they often can't afford the cars in question anyway. For example, people with LinkedIn profiles… » 7/23/14 6:28pm Yesterday 6:28pm

10 Reasons The E60 535i Is Better Than The M5

In recent years BMW has somewhat muddied the water with respect to M cars. First they started making their standard cars available with option packages that made them appear nearly identical to their M equivalent. Then they started releasing M cars that bear the M badge but aren't M cars like the M235 but by and… » 7/21/14 11:49am Monday 11:49am

Adventures In Auto Consulting: BMW Of Santa Monica

Ah Santa Monica, a city built by bookies, bootleggers and auto racing, it's now home to the most cliche Southern California douchebags one can imagine. I have a rule about going to Santa Monica, avoid it at all costs, especially on the weekends when half of LA county descends upon the boulevard of pipe dreams aka. 3rd… » 7/21/14 10:30am Monday 10:30am

How NOT to import an E30 Wagon

I'm not 100% sure how the oppositelock/kinja/personal blog interaction works. So forgive me if I'm double-posting this, or whatever. But I thought people would enjoy this story about bringing a rare (not in the Stutz Bearcat sense, but more in the "manual transmission Volvo made after 2006" sense) car into these… » 7/17/14 12:00pm 7/17/14 12:00pm

BMW joins the recall game, recalls 1.6 million 3-series

Feeling a bit left out while other big manufacturers call loads and loads of their cars back home (or at least into dealerships), BMW decided to do the same and issued a 3-series/dealer reunion, concerning all Neue Klasse successors built between May 99 and August 2006, or all E46s except for the very early ones. » 7/16/14 12:05pm 7/16/14 12:05pm