I used to be a member here about 5 years ago - too long to remember any logon details so I am starting over. I used to be a big fan of BMWs, owning an e34 525i SE Touring for 10 years and later on an e36 323i SE Coupe. I even ran two BMW motorbikes, a F800ST and then a R1200GS. Then I got persuaded over to the dark side and over the past 5 years I have driven a Mondeo (which I hated) and then an Avensis (which was okay as a workhorse but entirely boring) - but all the while I was missing my BMWs.
When the Avensis decided to blow it's cylinder head gasket I decided it was time to get back to what I know. So yesterday I purchased a 2002 3i8i SE Touring. Nothing exciting I know but at this point I need practicality more than excitement (and anyway I have a pair of MX-5s for the excitement). I'm already rediscovering all those little touches that always made me love BMWs so much. It needs a bit of work - rust on both front arches, blistering on the alloys, some tatty trim, very noisy aircon - but it drives great so far.
I imagine I will mostly lurk, until something goes wrong and I need advice. But I thought it would be rude not to introduce myself.