“On Saturday I got an e-mail from BMW with a link to a survey that had some interesting questions. I should have written down the wording on some of this, but in general it was a survey for M car owners asking them questions about how important it was to have a manual transmission available for M cars.

Questions started with asking how much the availability of a manual transmission was to your choice in buying the car. Toward the end it got into questions about how likely you would be to buy another M car in the future if a manual transmission was not available.

The interesting part was more or less the last question where it asked if a manual transmission was not available, what could they put in the car to keep you interested.”

Endangered species.

All I have to say is thank goodness for guys like Andreas Preuninger.