The Volkswagen brand is one that has been admired and respected for several decades and they have had an intuitive way of offering us more of what we want on the market for several years. We love the sedan and hatchbacks offered and even admire the SUVs that have made their way to the market. Recently Volkswagen has announced the want to expand their SUV offerings in the US. This makes perfect sense because the SUV market was the best-selling segment last year, but a recent announcement may leave us scratching our collective heads a bit.
For many years the diesel engine was thought of as reserved for trucks, especially semi-trucks as they trudge along bringing huge trailers loaded with materials to their destinations. At some point automakers started putting diesel engines into smaller passenger vehicles which meant more of us could begin to learn how this type of fuel worked. The diesel engine was originally thought of as a dirty engine that was used only for hauling and carrying but the tradeoff was a huge amount of pollutants in the air. As the diesel made it into passenger cars the only concern was whether or not this engine burned clean enough.
The BMW M3 has been known as the perfect driving machine for many years and it’s hard to argue with that claim. The M3 is a car that’s athletic, built with just the right balance of weight and power, gives you a dynamic steering system and suspension and is easily one of the most engaged with the road on the market. If you love the drive and the performance that BMW has to offer there is a place you need to go later this month to have the fun of witnessing what cars from this brand can and will do.
A lot of things in our lives revolve around numbers. We can choose a meal with them, dial our friends and family on the phone, figure out a budget, and pay for things. It’s all numbers; even computers speak in binary, which is numbers. While other car manufacturers are sitting around the board rooms and planning meetings trying to decide what to call their new car, BMW keeps it simple. Each one of their cars is part of a series, which is either named by letter, or a number, and buyers are able to shop for their preferred vehicle within that series. Pick a number.
Vehicles that last a long time offer us a value that extends well beyond the loan you might have gotten on the car. When you take a vehicle and start driving from the time the vehicle is new until it has well over 200,000 miles on the odometer you’re likely going to have driven this vehicle for a long time and for many years past the time when you’re paying the bank for the car you love.