This months issue (October 2002 ?!) seems to be hitting on a lot of hot topics. I jsut got it in the mail today and have been reading it for the last half hour or so.
First, on page 4, there is a column imploring BMW enthusiasts to reduce the population of automatic-tranny equipped BMWs-
"As BMWs become more popular among the general population, it's only natural that more BMWs will be sold with slushboxes. Rather than merely decry the trend, however, let's do what we can as enthusiasts to reverse it. If you've got a friend who's thinking about buying a Bimmer, talk to them about transmissions. Tell them how much fun a manual can be. Better still, let them drive your car - so they can find out first-hand what a BMW is really all about. It's more than just another car, but you need to shift it yourself to really understand." :thumbup:
Then, on starting on page 16 (where the letters to the editor start) are three letters tearing up Bangle and also the editorial staff for half-heartedly defending him in a previous issue. There was also much praise for Claus Luthe. There were two separate references to the front of the upcoming 5-series resembling a Pontiac Grand Am. :lmao:
Next, on page 24 in a response by Mike Miller in the Tech Q&A section to a question about steering fluid change intervals there is the quote, "Even when BMW had maintenance schedules dictated by engineering rather than marketing, we can't remember there ever being a power steering fluid drain interval." :thumbup:
Then, on page 52 (still in the letters) there is an indignant letter refering to a comment made in a prior issue comparing the automatic transmission to SPAM. The letter goes on to say they were offended as SPAM is quite good and should not be insulted like that. :lmao:
I could go on... (they do...) But I'm not done reading yet. I am just starting the actual articles so I'm sure I'll have more good quotes to add.