Hi all, just found this site.
Not at all new to Beemers.
My wife has an 1997 E36 328i which we've had for over 10 years. This car is a pocket rocket and we've just had the bodywork sorted and it's now mint again. It's got M3 suspension and brakes (so the BMW dealer told us) and all the toys.
I've just got rid of a 1997 E36 323i, which was more of a 'cruiser' and very comfortable for my (at the time) 500 mile trip each way into France. I had that car for over 10 years too. Magnificent vehicle.
I've now moved to a 2004 E87 118d SE as I've always loved the shape from when it first arrived. I do a 78 mile round trip commute everyday and 'needed' diesel economy. It IS a stiff ride (like the 328) but sticks like sh*t to a blanket. Not as powerful as either the 323 or 328 but I love it and it's more than powerful enough.
I've also got a 1986 BMW K75S bike outside - which has most definitely seen better days but still runs.
So, not a stranger to the 'breed', I am pleased to have joined your community.