As I imagine is quite common I have been drawn to this site through my need for advice. Now I'm here though I've realised that there are many other like-minded individuals out there who love Beemers like me.
I don't have the best example - a bog standard 2002 318i but it is by far the best motor I've ever had and I can't see myself ever owning another car.
I bought it from my brother in 2004 and it had 30,000 miles on the clock. I've subsequently added another 70K and it has never let me down (touch wood). I have run it on NO fuel and it has still got me to a petrol station. I have driven up to Scotland and back 1,300 miles in two days, and it was a dream to drive. Love my car.
Even if you offered me a brand new Mondeo or A4 or something else equivalent, I would still keep my car. If you offered me a brand new 330i coupe however, that may be a different story.
Anyway, that's me. Pleased to meet you all.