By naterisch
05/11/2015
As those of you who follow me on Facebook know, Maire Anne’s 2008 Honda Fit Sport five-speed got totaled. I wound up replacing it with a 2013 Honda Fit Sport five-speed, a repaired salvage car with very low mileage that I bought for a great price. I only mention this non-BMW-related tidbit because in the interim between the untimely departure of Fit A and the arrival of Fit B, I gave Maire Anne my 2001 E46 325xi wagon to drive. This left me daily-driving the Z3, which is anything but hardship.
By naterisch
05/04/2015
Once upon a time, in a land far, far away, a young man acquired a glorious new steed—a fiery red icon of conveyance. The youth came to know his new mount as they traveled over hills and rivers, exploring strange and wonderful new lands. They crossed a vast ocean and two continents to live together for many years in an area with blissfully perfect weather, before opportunity pulled them into a world of many climates. Humidity and snow took their toll, but the two wore their time and scars well.
By naterisch
05/04/2015
Last week I began my new 26-part series “Why Do I Never Learn The Cheapskate Lesson.” It will take 26 parts, because I will continue to do this over and over and over.
By naterisch
04/27/2015
Each time I describe myself as a BMW of North America/IHG Rewards Club driver, I can’t help but think, Is this real? To say that I am thankful to have support from such huge and well-respected companies is just a fraction of the way I actually feel. Having worked extremely hard to get to where I am today—and to have them behind me—is a gift.
By naterisch
04/27/2015
Why do I never learn my lesson about being an impatient cheapskate, and instead wind up having to fix things three times? Last week, when I said that I would begin my new 26-part series “Why Do I Never Learn Lessons About Being An Impatient Cheapskate And Instead Wind Up Having To Fix Things Three Times,” you probably thought I was kidding. Well, perhaps exaggerating; 26 parts is probably too fine a grain. I think I can knock the gist of it off in one column.

Pages