Should I fix my E30 Touring?

As you might know I've bought a (2nd) 1989 BMW E30 Touring sometime late last year. The idea was to ship it to the US, just like I did before. However, my US based partner's priorities changed and the US based E30 Touring market isn't like it was a year ago. So now I'm left with the choice what to do with my current… » 2/27/15 9:25pm Yesterday 9:25pm

Except the fact you can get anything in Europe you want, as there's no 25 year import ban. The lineup offered by dealers in Europe is typically broader to far broader than in the US. Only when looking at large non-luxury barges and trucks that aren't work vehicles you'll have a harder time in Europe, but (unlike in… » 2/26/15 4:23pm Thursday 4:23pm

You're seeing it already. You don't buy a crossover because you like to drive, you buy it due to fashion reasons and because it's reasonably practical. The ultimate mobility appliance and it's leading sales charts in NA and even in Europe the segment is gaining some popularity. If people who're responsible for the… » 2/26/15 10:06am Thursday 10:06am

The Golf R is built in Germany, right? Even the US market one? That might be a cause why there's no Jetta R. I doubt anyone in Europe wants an R version of what's seen as an old people car and I doubt the US market alone will generate the volume needed for a Jetta R. » 2/25/15 3:27pm Wednesday 3:27pm

1991 VW Golf (mk2). 54 hp, 4 speed manual. My first car, my grandpa's last car. He bought it new, he died in 1993, my parents inherited it, daily drove it and gave it to me over a decade and a half later. Still own it, but it's deregistered in a barn. I stopped driving it because I wanted something with lower fuel… » 2/25/15 2:58pm Wednesday 2:58pm

Those things still are insanely expensive. €25k easy. The performance version of the Opel (not Lotus) Omega isn't overly expensive though, it costs merely a fraction of the Lotus even though it's the car the Lotus is based on. Here are two examples. » 2/25/15 2:28pm Wednesday 2:28pm

That's just horrible. The E30 Touring I shipped to Brad in Texas is a car I bought in Germany, and officially imported into the Netherlands in advance so I could drive it around legally until it was time to ship it. I brought it to the Dutch equivalent of the DMV, they physically inspected the car to check if it… » 2/25/15 2:21pm Wednesday 2:21pm

It's been like this for ages, the US tends to get only a very small cross section of what these brands have to offer. Take the 3-series. I'm only looking at drive trains here, and I'm ignoring the 3 GT because it's a 3 GT. In the US you get this: » 2/25/15 11:27am Wednesday 11:27am