Hi all! I've been a member for a little over a year, but thought I'd start being a bit more active in the forums. I currently reside in Orange County, California, but grew up in New Mexico. I've been blessed to have a dad who raised me on BMWs. My car through high school was a 1975 Golf BMW 2002, which we still have. My college vehicle was a 1979 528i that we also still have. After graduating I spent a few years with Mazda's as they were reliable, fun, sporty, and fit well with my paycheck. However, the moment I made enough to justify a BMW, I leased a new BMW 328i coupe (Space Grey). I love it. To me, it's still the best representation of what BMW stands for. Sport sedans that make the driver the focus. When I visit home and take the 2002 out for a spin, it amazes me how similar the two cars are, being 35 years apart. I hope this BMW is the first of many for me, as I feel like I wouldn't be able to go back to drive anything else (except for my fiance's Mini ). Anyway, hello to you all, and I hope to make some new friends around here.