By naterisch
08/23/2016
This week my social-media steams are making me feel glum. No, it isn’t from the presidential election; it’s just that I am sorely disappointed that I’ll be missing the 2016 Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance, where BMW will continue its centennial celebration.
By naterisch
08/23/2016
As everyone is apparently in Monterey for Oktoberfest except me (sniff), I’ll make this one easy: I really like my daily. Folks may recall that back on Presidents Day Weekend, I bought a 2003 E39 530i stick with the sport package and 174,000 miles on it. I didn’t intend to: The car was on Craigslist.
By naterisch
08/14/2016
BMWs have a notorious reputation—sometimes deserved, but often not—of being expensive to maintain. One way to lower the cost of owning BMWs that are no longer covered by maintenance or repair warranties is to work on your car yourself; this could be a task as easy as an oil change, or more difficult jobs such as engine work.
By naterisch
08/14/2016
One of the items on the punch list for my ’87 E30 325is was fixing an intermittent problem in the power windows. The previous owner told me that the problem existed on both driver and passenger-side windows, and that he’d replaced both switches but the problem persisted.
By naterisch
08/08/2016
It seemed like a good idea at the time: I would retrieve Nancy Drew from New Jersey and drive across this magnificent country once again, driving from Shell station to Shell station, trying to accumulate enough Shell receipts on my way to Monterey that my odds would be terrific when they were all entered in the drawing to win a Shell gift card that might actually pay for much of the gasoline I’d burn on the way.

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