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    Hi everyone,

    I've never owned a BMW and currently have 2000 Laguna (190k miles!) and a 1994 Toyota MR2 (about 90k miles). I've sold the Laguna and will sell the MR2 (still love that car) but wanted to maintain my saloon/sports status. So having saved my pennies for the last few years, I've just bought 2 (yes...two) BMW's. I don't yet have them but they are both paid for

    Hopefully this week I will pick up my MR2 replacement, a nice black E85 - 2004 Z4 2.2i. I know it isn't a 3.0 and actually has almost no extras except the electric roof and the CD changer (not even a 'sports' button - it does have DSC though) but I just love it's simple yet elegant interior. Less is more I think for a softtop.

    I also have a 2002 E46 330ci in silver which is a rescue car. What I mean is I found this one on it's knees and I'm bringing her back from the dead. The engine is being reconditioned and I've had everything else checked. I'm no mechanic but a family member owns a garage so I'm getting everything at trade prices for the repairs. It's costing me about £3k to get her back on the road but I got her for next to nothing so it will be worth it when she's purring through the country lanes. I've not even sat in this yet but its a BMW...it'll be great right? I do know it's a full leather interior and an automatic but other than that... I've no idea what she'll be like (she's high on a ramp, still right where I found her) but the guys at the garage say she'll be singing when she's done.

    I'm stupidly excited about both these cars and whilst I'm 37 yrs old, I feel like a kid at christmas. I'll post photos once I get these gem's and I'm excited to be part of this great community of BMW lovers. You guys know a great car when you see one... that's for sure...

    Cheers, Beemulus. (pronounced Beem-you-luss)

    p.s. It's ok to call them 'she' isn't it? or am I a nutcase...
     
     

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    Hi Beemulus,Welcome to Bimmerforums.co.uk................
     
     

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    Welcome look forward to seeing the pics
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    Welcome to the forum..... and congrats on the new motors, look forward to the pics.
    I see you're in Northamptonshire, a fair few of us are at the BMW show at santa pod on Sunday if you're going along.
     
     

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    Welcome to the forum mate, good luck with the new car
     
     

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    Welcome, i'm sure you're gonna enjoy them.

    And there's nothing wrong with referring to your car(s) as girls. Mine has a name, Immo, and I like to caress her curves with polish when the weather is nice.

    She is my bit on the side. lol.
     
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by Foolishbean69 View Post
    Welcome, i'm sure you're gonna enjoy them.

    And there's nothing wrong with referring to your car(s) as girls. Mine has a name, Immo, and I like to caress her curves with polish when the weather is nice.

    She is my bit on the side. lol.
    i agree with you there was a thread a while ago about this and a lot of people think its weird
    my kids have named my car.......bessie ! dont ask me why i have not got a clue
     
     

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    Just got off the phone, garage say's the Z4 will be ready tomorrow so hopefully can pick her up tomorrow night, or first thing Friday. Then I can properly join the club! Getting really excited, been reading up on things and I can't wait to go for a cruise. Hope the weather is good this weekend, although I wont make Santa Pod sadly...

    Better sort out my shades and a decent CD or 6
     
     

  11. Some Pics! - Never owned a BMW, about to own 2! 
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    So.... still not got it yet... In the meantime, I've setup a little blog to chronicle my 2 acquisitions and mostly the restoration of the 330. You can see it at www.beemulus.wordpress.com but here are some pics from the site for you to see on the forum.

    Find out more about me and my cars at my Beemer Blog
    beemulus.wordpress.com
     
     

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    Looks like you got 2 nice cars there mate hope you enjoy them as much as we enjoy ours and welcome to the forum
     
     

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