My mom had a Passat W8 4 motion sedan. Neat car. I took it to the drag strip once (it was slow). As far as I was able to tell, its finest quality was its ability to do very accurate, graceful drifting/donuts in a snowy Staples parking lot. My mom didn't think so though; she punched me in the arm after about the fifth… » 12/03/14 12:09pm 12/03/14 12:09pm

Glad to see you're still enjoying this, I remember when you got it! You need to get that bad boy on track. Are you a BMW CCA member? If not, you need to be. It's $48/yr and most chapters on the east coast are really active, plus you get the usually-awesome magazine "Roundel" to drool on every month. I do all my track… » 11/24/14 8:52am 11/24/14 8:52am

To me (and I think to the M division engineers over most generations of the M3), this car has been about a special racing engine (except the US spec E36, whoops! lol) coupled with a capable chassis. Equal parts engine and chassis, working in harmony. I have heard (from racing drivers) that they feel the F8X is… » 11/18/14 8:56am 11/18/14 8:56am