Tagged: M3

Ford Fiesta ST

Motorhead Mystery: Trading an M3 for a Fiesta ST

So my friend Jesse recently traded his BMW M3 for a Ford Fiesta ST.  This upset me, a lot. Sure, the Fiesta is supposed to be a great car..for the money. I wrote an article about it for Driving Line which made me realize what a little rocket ship it really is. And the BMW is expensive to register, insure and repair.  And the M3...

Test Drive Tuesday: Thermal BMW’s New Amusement Park

It’s 4:30am and I’m fondling the snooze button wondering if it’s all really worth the effort. Do I really want to wake up before dawn for a 2.5 hour drive through the desert? Is the promise of automotive nirvana worth the sleep depravation and possible caffeine overdose that lays ahead? For a seasoned Angelino like myself, there is only one way to decide–by checking my...

LA Word of the Day: Persian Conversion

Here in LA, we’ve got the largest population of Iranians outside of Iran.  Thus the nickname, Tehrangeles.  And let me tell you something about Persians– the women are intimidatingly beautiful (to some. Mama’s cool, obviously), their kebabs kick butt and they love their Beemers. Persian teen boys are notorious for not accepting their BMWs in any format other than an M. And if Daddy doesn’t...

M is for Yummy

M is for Yummy

So this morning, my friend presents me with a challenge– switch cars for a day.  Sounds tempting, right? Consider the stakes–  my friend has an 2010 M3 and I have a 2011 German SUV whose 0-60 and torque both beat the M3.  Why would I switch, you ask? Well, first for the benefit of you, dear reader, and because my car is filthy (the stench...