Tag: natalia

My New Car: Gisela

Gisela, my BMW 330i ZHP

Meet the newest addition to my automotive family: Gisela, a 2003 BMW 330i ZHP. She’s Imola Red (Imolarot 2 to be specific) with black leather interior. I’ve had her for about a month, and I’m in love. Gisela is my third BMW. My first was Erika, a 1992 325is in Brilliantrot, and my second was Natalia, a black 2001 330ci. This is the first 4 door BMW I’ve owned, and I’m really enjoying the convenience of having the rear doors.

Natalia's New Exterior Lights

After the bulb sockets in my car’s corner lights and the turn signal socket in one of my tail lights went bad, I decided it was time to replace a number of the exterior lights on her. I replaced everything except the headlights, which are the OEM units from the factory (I really like the OEM HIDs, so I see no need to swap them out). The first thing I replaced was my corner lights.

Natalia Reaches a Milestone

200k miles

Last night Natalia hit a major milestone: 200,000 miles! This makes the 3rd car I’ve had to hit this point. Not everyone is a fan of seeing these sorts of things on their cars, but I consider it a point of pride that my car has gone this far and is still running like a champ. Who else has had their car reach 200k miles (or even higher)?

Look for My Ultimate Blogger Info in the Paper

I did an interview this morning with a reporter from our local paper here in Annapolis about the Ultimate Blogger contest & my entry. She asked about how the contest works, why I’m competing, what makes me qualified and a whole bunch of other details. It’s expected to be published this coming Monday, and obviously I’ll be posting up the info as soon as it’s available. She also took some pictures of Natalia & I, so hopefully one of those will make it into the article as well!

My New Car

Natalia

I picked up a new (to me) car on January 9th. I apologize about the posting delay, I kinda forgot to do it. Anyway, it’s a 2001 BMW 330ci, black with black leather interior, sport package, and generally excellent shape. I found it on the BMW CCA classifieds section, for an intriguingly low price. I emailed the seller asking for more information, and the reply was better than I could have ever hoped for.