European manufacturers have made convertible car models for many years, even for the american market. One of these is BMW. Have you heard about the Z3 roadster? This was the first mass-market and assembled BMW convertible in the United States. We saw this model on the market in 1996, just after it was featured in the James Bond movie, Golden Eye. The production ended in the year 2002 and before that many variants were introduced. The coupe version was also introduced in 1999 after having been manufactured and assembled in Spartanburg, South Carolina. In the late 2002 the Z4 model – the successor to the Z3 model – was introduced in the Paris Auto Show.

Sadly three men died in the building of the bridge, two from drowning and one who was said to have fallen as concrete was being poured. Not being missed until the concrete was setting so of course impossible to find. Urban myth, who knows, but it seems that to meet your end in concrete means the body will always be there, as decomposition does not occur.

You might think to yourself that a tiny crack in your windshield won’t matter and you can leave it like it is. What can happen to a tiny nick in the window of your car?

He will often be found skulking around a property, soon able to establish whether there is anyone home. All too often people make it obvious that a house is unoccupied. A newspaper poking out of the letter box, a well-used driveway empty of Mitsubishi with the driveway gates open, lightless windows staring blankly out into the darkness of night.

Finally, listen for abnormal noises while the engine is running. Make a note of where the noise is coming from and take the vehicle to a mechanic as soon as possible. Pay particular attention to the alternator, serpentine belt, starter, power steering unit, air conditioner, and wheel bearings. Check the suspension joints and lubricate as necessary. Many used car models are lubricated at the factory for life; however, these joints should be checked for rust as well.

There is also the issue of financial damage. Although no data is available, the cost of all these back over accidents must be extremely high. The cost of injuries aside; let alone think of the cost to repair property, vehicles, and the time spent sorting out these accidents. It may seem like a large sum of money but a back up camera system is cheaper than even on trip to the auto body shop. Even the most careful drivers among us make mistakes.

We’ve researched many models (67 to be exact) for my 73 year old mother, and we came to the conclusion that we made a great choice for the money we were looking to spend.

Hobby Related Gift: Many men in general enjoy some sort of hobby. Hobbies can range from fishing and hunting to rebuilding older car models in the garage. If dad loves fishing, you could purchase a new pole and some new tackle. If you do the fishing thing, make sure the child(ren) also have fishing poles so they can tag along with dad when he uses the gift for the first time! If cars is dad’s thing, then some new tools might be in order. This would be awesome especially if the child(ren) often hang out with dad and have their own “tools” to help with. If you are in doubt on gifts, hobbies are always the safe way to go!