6-Speed Manual: 2010 BMW 335i M-Sport
The world is changing. It is going electric. I’m not saying that it is a bad thing, because certainly cleaner airs and happy atmosphere is important, but our years of driving around in turbocharged 300+ horsepower sport sedans with manual gearboxes and fun handling is nearing the end. Soon the fun analog stuff we’ve become accustomed to will be driven out of our price range by wealthy collectors or recycled into battery containment pods. The wheat will be sorted from the chaff. But don’t fret. Instead, keep driving and maintaining the good stuff while you can and prepare for the “nightmare buffet of artificially flavored, hyperpalatable, yet ultimately bare-marginally satisfying, pseudoabundance”** that is coming. Find this 2010 BMW 335i M-Sport offered for $16,500 in Santa Clara, CA via craigslist.
From the seller:
2010 bmw 335i
paint color: grey
title status: clean
Up for sale is my 2010 BMW 335i M-Sport Sedan w/ 6 speed manual transmission. The car is stock except for ST XTA coilovers (stock M-Sport suspension will be included), M-Performance short shift kit, and BMW black kidney grills.
I’ve owned the car since it had ~70k miles and the majority of miles I’ve put on the car are freeway commute miles. The paint is in great condition as well as the interior. Most of the major maintenance items have been taken care of including:
index 12 injectors
valve cover gasket ~10k miles ago
High pressure fuel pump
In the last year, following a rear wheel bearing replacement, I had a wheel sensor code pop up triggering some lights on the dash. I have not addressed this since it has not affected drivability but am willing to factor the repair into the sale price.
See a better way to drive something silver? email@example.com
**Credit to Kaibeezy for that quote.
Good one, Nature Boy 😉
Today for lunch, my son and I enjoyed leftover hardwood bbq’d wild Highland venison roast, sliced thin, layered generously on a baked-this-morning Glasgow roll, with grandma-made crabapple jelly and a sploosh of Kewpie mayo (the venison has basically no fat). Call that deeply satisfying superpalatable natural abundance.
Beautiful mild day, not hot, not too sunny. Might have to invent an excuse to go run a long B-road errand in the Saab. Have a nice weekend, everyone.
Forecast for this afternoon is 111 in the shade, except that there isn’t really much shade to speak of. Even the spray bottle of water to cool off the tools before I try to pick them up is ineffective.
On the positive side, the early girl tomatoes are producing lots of yummy tomatoes for sandwiches, and it’s been nearly two days since any earthquakes locally.
Enough of this carbon neutral automotive realpolitik! Facadism!
Facadism? Is that when the exterior facades of building say enough is enough and take over the world?