Opinion

KEITH CRAIN

The thrill of simply going fast

The most important day of my life, I always thought, was the day I got my driver's license.

JAY RAMEY

BMW 6-series two-door coupe exits quietly

Cars tend to go out of production either with a bang, reinforced by last-of-the-line special editions billed as instant collectibles, or quietly and discreetly. The BMW 6-series coupe falls into the second category.

ERIC CHASE

Automakers must scrap metrics for dealers

Auto manufacturers routinely assess dealer sales performance relying on metrics with no established or demonstrated statistical reliability or accuracy to gauge the minimum number of new cars dealers should expect to retail.

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