Complexity Creep: BMW's Electronic "Dipstick" Causes Oil Grief

What happens when technology answers a question nobody asked? Sometimes billions are made. Other times, needless technical complexity makes for a more complex experience. Such is the case one Car and Driver reader made in the mag's July '07 issue. In a letter to C&D, he directs our attention to the BMW 328i, whose oil… » 6/04/07 12:30pm 6/04/07 12:30pm

Windows for Your Scraper: Media Center in Buick Century

Bumbeck's threatening to get on his bad motor scooter and descend down the 110 from the heights of Montrose to check out Gawker Media's new San Pedro facilities. And when we think of Bumbeck, we think of two things (among other things): Sammy Hagar's pre-solo oeuvre and this classic dictum: "I have a theory that every… » 11/29/05 4:20am 11/29/05 4:20am