Poor little car. BMW's are, in many respects, outstanding automobiles, but they are absolutely insistent about proper car and maintenance. This car was never, ever loved — it was clearly owned by a series of naive owners (best case) / despicable douchebags (worst case) who only wanted "to own a bitchin' 3-series,… » 3/02/15 12:04am Monday 12:04am

There's this article about the "street racing" that at least for one filming session in 2014, took place on a public road that had been closed by the police, with safety equipment, medics, Jaws-O'-Life, and TEN OFF DUTY COPS providing security. Stupid? No argument. Staged? For sure. Does it condone street racing?… » 2/28/15 10:49am 2/28/15 10:49am

favorite part: nothing to do with trucks. First in the line of motorcycles, looked to be BMWs, gave the Japanese econobox the quick hi-beam headlight flash to make sure he saw him. Because when you're on a motorcycle, you trust nobody. That way you live longer. » 2/27/15 3:24pm 2/27/15 3:24pm

For current cars, the benefits and temptation to conceal an airbag in the pillar are overwhelming. The pillars themselves are not that bad or bulky these days; high-strength steel, and bonded windshields have helped in the strength apartment, but the physical space needed to conceal an airbag, especially behind a… » 2/26/15 11:55am 2/26/15 11:55am

Well said. So few folks know so little about how truly challenging it is to build automobiles in volume for the prices the market demands. So, to address the TL;DR crowd, I've come up with the following: Measure the door / panel gaps and alignment on any Ferrari. They're basically kit cars from a tolerancing… » 2/26/15 1:16am 2/26/15 1:16am