I thought i should say hi as it would be rude not too. Owned a few bm's over the years. 1976 520 being my first, was a heap but it was a BM and i was 17 :-) Also had a 635csi Alpina and various 1980's e30's. Last time i counted (about 15 years ago) i'd owned over 100 cars of various makes but always had a hot spot for a good bm. Anyhoodles after my Alfa 156 let me down yet again i flogged the little blighter and brought a low mileage 2002 e46 330 Sport coupe with mtech stuff and a flappy paddle smg box. Boy is that taking some getting use to! Clarkson was right! Hill starts are a mystery too me right now. Was a mechanic & bodywork guy for a posh british car maker for a few years. Now i restore & sell old english fusee clocks for a living and muck about with cars & motorbikes for fun. Sorry cant stand bmw bikes! Thats enough about me, just wanted to say hi.