So after my last post I gave the Miata a more serious look. It’s making sense now to me. Do I still hate that there’s a circle-jerk around it? Yes. Does the reasoning for having a Miata make sense? Yes. Do I want one now? YES!
After going back to an automatic for my daily I am beginning to miss the rawness and satisfaction of being able to row my own gears. So this has me thinking about a car that would be a track car/weekend car/give no Fs car where I can park it in a crowded parking lot and not worry about finding dings on it.
So is this what getting older is like? Before I would want all the cars and would constantly think about all the cars I see on the street. In the past year or so I still think about other cars but they don’t do much for me aside from a slight 1-day fantasy.
I have been wrestling with this decision for a while. I see a few lowered 4-series Gran Coupes on Instagram and they make me want to lower mine. What’s stopping me is my GC is not an M-sport model and it’s just the N20 straight 4 version and not the sexy N55 straight six. It would make me feel like a poser.
I’m not sure they’re making the point they think they are...
Yes, I know I say having an automatic is okay and I still stand by that. There are just times when I miss having that satisfying feeling of lifting off the brake and the car just sits there. It’s that moment where you feel like you are in full control of the car. Then there’s the satisfaction of changing gears where…
This past weekend I finally did what I was thinking about for the past few months. I traded the BRZ for a car that was more comfortable. It’s an F36 428i Gran Coupe. It’s Black Sapphire Metallic with Saddle Brown Interior.
Something else that’s been on my mind lately is how would it be to own a Panamera? I’m seeing some previous gen-Panameras for around 40-50k on Carmax and they are looking quite tempting. They have four doors and seat four adults so it would actually tick all of my boxes. And Porsche interiors are the bee’s knees to me.
I’ve had that question on my mind that has been increasing in curiosity lately and this is just the place to ask I imagine. My understanding of a dual clutch transmission is there are two multi-plate clutch packs arranged concentrically. There is an output shaft going through each of them. One is hollow and that is…
Soon, my precious.
I haven’t posted on here in a while and I can’t let E90M3 have all the fun posting about buying cars. Long story short, a coworker quit and I was in the right place at the right time for some nice things to happen at work. There’s one caveat though, I’m still doing my old job too since there’s no backfill yet. The…
Woke up and drove around the block to get the car up to operating temperature. Then I got the car in the air and let it cool down for a bit. While I was waiting I made some fresh french pressed coffee and drank it. Then changed the oil and rotated the tires. Pretty relaxing morning I must say.
Here are some of my favorites from my recent trip to France. The 16-35mm f/2.8 II is my new favorite lens. It’s razor sharp and there are so many more possibilities being able to stop it down to f/2.8.
This was just sitting in the parking lot at the Château de Versailles. Here’s some other photos from the week because I’m bored today. I love my 16-35mm f/2.8 so much.
I’m not sure how one would modify their lights to do that but it was quite funny to see.
We went to the Palace of Versailles and the Louvre yesterday and today. There were many baller chandeliers.
Does anyone on here have a GTI? I know Automatch Tom bought one a while back but I’m not sure he’s on Oppo as much anymore after making it to the big leagues.
I will admit I am guilty of neglecting the non-Alpina and non-M BMWs. Today while looking at Craigslist during lunch I decided to look at what was for sale with a manual around me and I saw a 135i for sale. That then peaked my interest and I recall people saying they’re among one of the most fun modern BMWs to drive.…
My Facebook feed has been showing me ads for Thursday Boot Co lately and I finally got interested enough to click through on one of them. They look pretty good and based on the limited customer reviews out there I’m temtped to purchase a pair. Have any Oppos purchased a pair of Thursday boots? I’m curious how the…
I had the privilege of attending car week again this year. Here are some of the photos from Werks Reunion, Legends of the Autobahn and Exotics on Cannery Row.