The 2019 model year has seen BMW introduce a redesigned 3-Series, Z4, and X5 as well as an all-new X7 full-size SUV in order to retain the sales it has grabbed in the premium end of the market during the last five years. To keep the revenue momentum going, BMW has enlarged the 3-Series and given it some novel features, the Z4 roadster (co-developed with Toyota) is once again a soft-top to give it characteristics of an Ultimate Driving Machine, the X5 is now available with an Off-Road Package to go more places, and the new X7 aims to take sales away from full-size luxury SUVs such as the Mercedes-Benz GLS-Class and Cadillac Escalade. Read on to see what BMW has changed with each new model…Read More
The plan with today’s piece is to stoke debate. Plenty of debate. This is because it puts something called money on the line, which makes this debate worth something, unlike all those manual vs. automatic transmission pieces I constantly come across. Honestly, having an article with a title like that is a no-brainer for that goal and having plenty of comments to respond to, which on Clunkerture, is like three on a good day.Read More
One afternoon, instead of writing a feature about the terribleness of the Land Rover Freelander SE3, I was surfing the web, wondering if every automaker with a six-figure vehicle in its line-up has a partnership with a watchmaker. After all, watchmakers need to sell their wares, and who better to cater to than someone who can point to a car on an auto show turnstile, says “I want that one,” and promptly be put on an 18-month waiting list?Read More
As many people (and by many, I mean fifty) who’ve seen my Twitter profile know, I’ve been on the lookout for the perfect P38 Range Rover (the SUV that managed to reliably keep up with a BMW motorcycle in Tomorrow Never Dies) for a while. Over time, I’ve come to realize this is next to impossible because no P38 Range Rover was perfect when it left the factory, something proven by numerous Google searches on the subject.Read More
By now, you've come to Clunkerture, thinking "That writer was completely wrong about the E60 M5. Let's see what other nonsense he's spewing out!" I'm only too happy to oblige, if what you're looking for is complete and utter nonsense.
Such is the case with this new feature I'm introducing, called LeMons Possibilities, where I a) pick a car that can be had for under $500, b) wonder at the possibilities of turning it into a race car even though I can't even change the fluid in my transmission, and c) put up some Craigslist links of some potential versions of the car worth considering and come up with reasons to shoot them down.Read More