My first BMW was a silver ’85 E30 325e  and  I was part of the original bunch to try to start up a BMW CCA chapter here in Chattanooga in 1985, but it didn’t last.  In ’95 Nancy and I got on the BMW track and have been there ever since:  ’95 325is, ’97 M3, ’98 Z3, ’00 M Roadster (current), ’02 M3, ’05 330 zhp, ’99 M3 (current) and ’11 335is (current).  My current ’99 M3 is the only used BMW I’ve ever owned.   We’ve had at least one BMW since ’95, frequently 2, and now 3.  We went from always having new cars to now where most of our cars are older, like me.  Creature of consistency that I am, all of the coupes but 2 have been white, and both Roadsters silver, all manual transmissions—Nancy has never owned an automatic, very cool—and my ’99 looks just like the ’97 did, white with dove gray interior.  The current 3 have been joined by an ’88 911, come and gone, and the current ’97 Carrera 4S.  I always thought having several cars would mean I would always have at least one car clean; now it just means more dirty cars.