Karosserie Baur, based in Stuttgart, Germany, has been involved in open-top BMWs since the 1930s. Fast-forward four or so decades, to 1971, and Baur had replaced their 1600-2 and 2002 … Continue Reading 1985 BMW 323i Baur TC2: Convertible Top Musings And Repair
Every so often I am a little surprised at the realization that we have never discussed a certain car here on Totally That Stupid. Case in point: the 5th generation … Continue Reading 2008 Maserati Quattroporte: Sexy Can Certainly Come with Four Doors
So you know we like old German cars, and you may know that we (at least I) like some of those cars best when they burn diesel fuel. But what … Continue Reading 1984 Lincoln Continental Givenchy Turbo Diesel: When is a BMW not a BMW?
Anyone who has spent some time around Totally That Stupid or its authors knows we love old and older Audis. During our formative years in the 1980s and 90s, they … Continue Reading 1995 Audi A6: A Classic From Ingolstadt
As a follow-up to last week’s feature of the grand and glorious Mercedes-Benz W140 S420 sedan, I keep finding myself falling down the rabbit hole of classic yet interesting German youngtimer sedans. … Continue Reading 1984 BMW 733i or 1973 Mercedes-Benz 350SE: Choose your Seven Grand Swabian Sedan
Here at Totally That Stupid, we are huge fans of cheap convertibles. There are few better conveyances than a fun, inexpensive car with no roof throughout all four seasons, just … Continue Reading CHOTW: 1992 Mercedes-Benz 500SL
If history teaches us anything, it’s that we humans forget things – even bad things – pretty quickly. You might argue it has something to do with our resilience as … Continue Reading The Car Geek Life, During And After COVID-19
Here at Totally That Stupid, we continue to lament the death of the cheap, fun car. Why is everything so expensive? Why do these Generation-X’ers – a group we proudly … Continue Reading New Feature: Cheap Heap of the Week
I visited an old friend last night – and before you start asking me about social distancing, mask-wearing, and all that, it wasn’t that kind of visit. David E. Davis, … Continue Reading Of Mad Men and Their Machines
On Dec 6, 2019, at 1:09 PM, Vivek Markesh wrote: What do you think of the price of this M3?….it’s a lot of miles… https://www.autotrader.com/cars-for-sale/Id=531067211 “Very clean and well cared … Continue Reading 1999 BMW M3: This Is Not A Buyer’s Guide
I’ve been driving my somewhat-newly-acquired 1995 BMW M3 for six or so months now. In that time, I’ve found attributes to love and issues to loathe, touching on just about … Continue Reading Rental Review: 2015 BMW X1 xDrive28i
Regular readers of TTS will understand – while we prognosticate at great length on vehicles we are stupid enough to purchase – rarely do we actually purchase any or all … Continue Reading TTS, Apparently: The New Kid In The Garage
There’s change afoot here at TTS. The biggest change and most noticeable will include some more frequent posting. This once-a-quarter pattern isn’t really working for us, although traffic has remained remarkably … Continue Reading Change is in the Air…..
I’ve been considering returning to a two-door as my daily hack. Almost five years ago, my grumpy lower back immediately complained about installing our newborn son and his car seat … Continue Reading Subaru SVX: Polarizing Styling, Please
I took ten minutes this morning to wade through the first 1,000 listings in the Minneapolis, Minnesota Craigslist mire of used vehicles using the following criteria: Manual transmission Private seller … Continue Reading Five Cars, Five Speeds (on average), Five Grand
One of the fundamental guiding principles behind TTS, except when otherwise EXPLICITLY stated, is that we write about cars that we’d like to own and/or drive. The E24 BMW 635CSi … Continue Reading 1985 BMW 635CSi: Killer Shark for a Song