Tag: Cars

  • Beating back the BMW European Delivery re-delivery blues

    Anyone who has ever ordered a BMW for European Delivery and eventual shipping home knows this part of the drill. You’ve gone to BMW Welt in Munich, picked up an amazing car, had a blast and dropped it off. You knew that waiting for it was going to be hard — everyone says so and…

  • Old school and why it can be so cool

    Old school and why it can be so cool

    If you follow my blog — and you know you should — you also know that I’ve been writing about cars a lot lately. It’s because I have mastered stretching the car buying process for as long as a year. Between research, taking delivery overseas and waiting for the car to be shipped home, that’s…

  • Turn left…Brake NOW!…SLOW DOWN!!

    I realize that recent posts on this blog have veered wildly from maudlin to manic. But, hey that’s life, ain’t it? Today’s news is that Massachusetts has minted another new driver, who models her newly printed learner’s permit here. Having thought through this process in detail in my mind, I realized she’d want to try…

  • Gymkhana, or I ain’t your target market

    OK, I don’t know what DC Shoes are…and whoever these people are, they certainly didn’t create this video to try to get me to buy their stuff. I am just not their target market. But I gotta say, this video has four minutes of the most spectacular drifting I have ever seen. “Oooo!,” you’ll say…

  • Consumer Reports is the Church Lady

    I’ve been reading Consumer Reports since I was a teenager. ¬†Without a doubt, they the most authoritative consumer product testers. And they know it. I’ve always been amused by their combination of geeky testing regimens and their 1930’s-derived Socalist practices (purchasing a subscritption to the magazine makes you a “member” of Consumer’s Union and eligble…