Above is my new daily driver, a 328i F30. I bought it from CarMax with cash for my 70 mile a day commute. My goal was to get a cheapish car for my commute in order to save for a third sports car.
I had to let go of my E90 335i last Thursday and now I need to replace it (Background Story Here). I have a long commute at an average of 70 miles per day round trip, which will put a ton of miles on any car quickly. I like BMWs a lot, but I also want to buy a sports car that isn’t a commuter car.
This is a review of my experience following the advice of Doug DeMuro and buying a German Car from CarMax. I think it was good advice.
If you watch the old episodes of Top Gear, you’ll find instances where the actors are completely out of step with how their characters develop over the life of the program, such as, James May chauvinistically talking about what is and isn’t manly. That bit just wouldn’t work any more.
I’ve been reading blogs on BMWBlog, Bimmerpost, and elsewhere and decided to compile the information about the next BMW M3 and M4. Photos are from Car Scoops.
We’ve done this before:
I really love the way this EV looks. I think it’s going to dominate this segment, especially if it’s priced like an A6 / 5 Series / E Class.
I saw a Mustang with these halo tail lights in a Florida parking lot. Personally I think these are a huge improvement over the stock lights.
(Full Disclosure: Infiniti wanted me to drive a QX60 so much they sold one to National Rental Car Company and delivered it to Vancouver, British Columbia, where I happened to be taking a winter holiday.)
I saw an E3 in a Home Depot parking lot in south Saint Louis City. This model, the Bavaria, was designed by Wilheim Hofmeister (of “kink” fame) and introduced BMWs inline six engine and round headlights, which sorta still remain today.
I have spent many hours on Porsche’s website configuring their cars. From a Macan GTS with Guard Red Seat Belts to a 911 GT3, with chalk seat belts, model delete, in silver, with a roll-cage delete, and everything in between, I love it. Usually I end up with an internal debate about whether the Cayman GTS is a better…
Full disclosure: I apologize at the outset if you clicked this post looking for photos of the 2019 X5. I did not take any. It’s nice, but my camera was more interested in the i8 Roadster. And I was more interested in the M2.
I was at Isringhausen Imports in Springfield, Illinois returning some parts I had purchased for my E90 335i and noticed this oddity.
I was in New York City for work last week and jogged from 35th Street to Central Park to get some exercise.
Across from my church on the border of St. Louis and Clayton, Missouri, is this house. The owner has vintage Jag and Bentley coupes, a trailer to race something, and of course a current model XJ long body. I peak at them each week in the summer to see what’s out on the driveway.
This barn find was in a barn with no roof and only three walls.
I spotted this M3 competition package off of Shenandoah Avenue in St. Louis City. What a great car.
Own the unicorn for a mere $129,990. (credit to Jake on the Oppo-Lock Facebook group for finding this gem).
Yesterday, I attended the fourth of July parade in the Shaw neighborhood of St. Louis, Missouri. I managed to capture this shot of a 1946 Cadillac Series 62 convertible parked on majestic Flora Boulevard.
One of my favorite parts of a trip to Arizona is seeing classic cars with clean bodies everywhere. Increasingly, analog vehicles are becoming beautiful in the same way record players and old bicycles are. Even bland ones like a Renault sedan.