By naterisch
09/13/2015
I was planning on writing about fixing my friend Mike’s 2002tii—the second one I’ve recently encountered with rust contamination of the fuel system—but I think I’ll stick with Otto for another week, as this item has continued to be the main event.
By naterisch
09/08/2015
A few years ago, I found myself sitting in a buddy’s car shop, discussing the classic-car market. The conversation, ironically, was conducted in the presence of a collection of Ferrari Dinos, Daytonas, and race-bred Lancias—the crème de la crème of collectible Italian iron.
By naterisch
09/08/2015
From 1982 through 1991, I daily-drove BMW 2002s. I stopped only when we bought the house in Newton, whose one-car garage was large enough for only my ’73 3.0CSi. An E21 528i became the family car. Then an E28 533i. Then a succession of E30s. Then a blur that seemed like one of just about everything.
By naterisch
08/31/2015
The Detroit Bureau bills itself as “The Voice of the Automotive World,” which came as quite a shock to me, since I always thought Satch Carlson was the voice of the automotive world. Anyway, The Detroit Bureau cites an unnamed BMW executive who claims that the next BMW M3—and by logical extension, the next M4—will be plug-in electric hybrids (PHEV). If that’s true—and that’s a big “if”—is the motoring world ready for green M cars?
By naterisch
08/31/2015
Last week, I polished Darth and shod her with bottlecaps. (Her? Darth? Sure—like you  haven’t ever been sent to the Dark Side by a woman?) I was prepared to begin daily-driving the black-on-black ’76 2002—the first time I would’ve done so with a 2002 in 25 years—which was, in fact, the whole idea.

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