Tuesday, September 13, 2005

What's that? -- Jalopnik compares the Cayman to a 1982 911SC. Yeah, if the Cayman were built on a VW Golf chassis and were going to be part of a decades-long run of sports cars with a fundamental design defect.

In 23 years, we're all going to look back at the Cayman as the model Porsche should have built in 1982 instead of the 911SC.

Monday, September 12, 2005

Not a good week -- Mini loses its marketing agency Crispin Porter to VW and it reveals that its next variant will be longer but otherwise essentially the same as the base hatchback.

The Mini's great and it remains a big seller, but we still think BMW is missing out on the larger brand equity represented by the "Let's Motor" campaign. Lost geniuses and lost opportunities in the same week.

That said, the Clubman does look cool.
Frankfurting -- Three good places for Frankfurt coverage: Jalopnik, Autoweek, and cars.com.