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by Don Sikora II
Note: The following story was excerpted from the August 2017 issue of Collectible Automobile magazine.
In 2014 BMW replaced the 1-Series as its premium subcompact in America. The new holder of that job was the 2-Series. The basic idea here was a coupe or convertible with four seats and rear drive. There were two subseries, the 228i with a turbocharged four and the M235i with a 320-bhp turbocharged inline six.
Consensus is overrated. No one walks into a nice restaurant planning to poll the establishment’s other patrons in order to determine what to eat. Likewise, no one can tell you what you think is beautiful.
Class: Premium Midsize Crossover
Miles driven: 185
Fuel used: 5.2 gallons
Confession: I have a very hard time separating what I think is good looking from what I thought was cool—at least when it comes to cars from the late Seventies and early Eighties.
Miles driven: 205
Fuel used: 8.4 gallons
Class: Premium Midsize Car
Miles driven: 77
Fuel used: 4.7 gallons
While many advertisers latched onto the Bicentennial hype surrounding our nation’s 200th birthday, automakers largely did not. Sure, there were several red, white, and blue-themed special-edition trim packages available (mostly as 1975 models), but otherwise the automakers were largely mum on the subject.
Like most parents, my wife and I are always looking for ways to give our daughter a leg up in life. We closely monitor and support her scholastic, athletic, and volunteer endeavors, we’re openly concerned about her general health and welfare, and we make a point of finding time to chat with the kid about life in general. My daughter would tell you that we’re pests, but she knows our hearts are in the right place.