Waaaay back in 1990 I bought my first new car. A 1990 Mazda RX7 convertible. Why didn't you get the Miata you might ask - it was new that year. I've told that story here before, but the basic answer is the RX7 convertible was only $1500 or so more than a loaded Miata since the dealers were charging a ridiculous markup… » 10/27/14 5:07pm Monday 5:07pm

I don't think you can include the M8 since it was never released. And even thought I own a 1M and it's awesome, I don't think I'd include it here. I might also argue the CSL predates the M division being separate and although I love me some E9 it doesn't really qualify. » 10/21/14 10:14pm 10/21/14 10:14pm

Great advice. My father gave me this advice (without the interior light option, which I am now going to incorporate into my own personal list, if for no other reason than to limit cop flashlight in face), and it's helped me get out of a number of tickets. » 10/17/14 8:53pm 10/17/14 8:53pm

I'm a relatively affluent white person living in a big city. Almost all of my interactions with police officers have been positive, including when someone broke into my house when I was home. (I now have a shotgun in case that happens again.) » 10/16/14 6:35pm 10/16/14 6:35pm

This story dates to 1986 or so. I was 16 and had had my first car for about 5 months. I was coming back from my girlfriend's house around 1130 at night on a Thursday, on a road that I knew the cops tended to patrol so keeping it around the speed limit. Importantly, I was drinking a can of Diet Coke (just like I am… » 10/16/14 6:26pm 10/16/14 6:26pm

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