I've returned to BMW ownership after a long gap and as I'm ...er...of mature years, thought I'd get someting a little more comfortable and fun to drive than my rattly old XR4i daily driver that, believe it or not, replaced an asthmatic '89 525 8 valver that I hated.
So I bought an '02 320d Touring 2 years ago and within months it was totalled by a jackknifing muppet in an artic. Glad I wasn't in my old Ford!
Insurance payout and more cash saw an '03 M-Sport version of the same car on the drive, and I love it. Sure, it's not the quickest Beemmer, but it handles fabulously for an estate and is supremely comfortable. My Ford upbringing means I still have 3 of the things; the only vaguely interesting one being a V8 Mk 2 Escort, but that's for an 'Old Skool Ford' forum I guess.
Looing forward to enjoying the advice, enthusiasm and mateyness that Bimmerforum seems to offer.