A year of owning a used BMW 3 Series

As of this week, it has been one year since I bought my 2009 BMW 328i xDrive. With almost 400,000 units sold in 2009 alone, the E90 (the internal model designation for the 2006-2011 3 Series) is probably the most mass produced luxury-sport sedan on the market. As such, lots of people will have the chance…

The State of The Electric Car: David vs. Goliath

While the new Ford GT and Acura NSX are obviously wicked cool, the biggest buzz (or perhaps hum) from this year’s Detroit Auto Show is the Chevy Bolt. Its unveiling marks the beginning of a showdown between David and Goliath as to who will define the next phase of automotive existence. Opposing GM’s Bolt is Tesla’s…

The McConaughey Factor: A Comeback for Lincoln?

The luxury small crossover segment is HOT right now. And it’s getting hotter by the minute with new entries like the Mercedes GLA and Audi Q3. So smartly, the water treading Lincoln has thrown it’s hat into the ring with the good looking 2015 MKC. A vehicle people are noticing because of some very quirky commercials in which Mathew…

Perfect Urban Car: A review of the BMW X1

“Have you driven Martha’s new car?” A family friend asked me at dinner one night. “The steering is way too heavy!” “Yeah!” Her husband agreed. “There’s definitely something wrong with it.” My godmother had gotten a slightly used (less than 5,000 miles) 2014 BMW X1. “It’s a BMW, it’s not heavy, it’s just sportier and…

Driving The Fiat 500

This week I had the opportunity to drive a Fiat 500. My neighbors got one this spring and they were kind enough to let me take it for a spin. The 500 is a modern revival of the iconic compact car which Fiat sold almost 4 million units of between 1957 and 1975. In 2007,…