Heyya, everyone! My beau puchased a BMW CCA membership for me for Valentine's Day, so I figured I'd finally get around to making use of the forums. I am a bit of a convert! Prior to us meeting in late '07, I had ridden public transit for a full decade, and had generally scorned automobiles in general, and German luxury cars in particular. He had an adorable E30 convertible, which as you can imagine, started growing on me. We started dating in late '08, and between my increasing pay grade, frustration with the floundering transit system, and his insistence that we go for a test drive in 'the best car'. The first time, we left the salesman in despair, but we remembered his name, and a few weeks later, asked for him to make our purchase. I wound up getting my hooks into a CPO '06 Z4 3.0si roadster. This would technically be my first car. For the first four days, I wrestled with buyer's regret. The streets of Atlanta are an absolute terror for anyone low on the ground, but it didn't take too long for me become much more comfortable and confident. Once I started driving into work on a regular basis, there hasn't been a morning that I haven't slid into the parking deck with a smile on my face. Co-workers praised me getting the car because I loved it and /drove/ it, versus others buying it for the name only. The road-trip to northern California in '09 cemented my love for this lil' beaut. Got to explore old, OLD Rte. 66, in the classic 'almost out of gas' and 'ravens cawing our doom out in the middle of nowhere' schtick, toured the Pacific highways, and even snuck her out onto the Bonneville Salt Flats for some redline adventure. So much fun! <3 Everyone laughs at me when I talk about trading her for a 4 seat vehicle once Ed (no, not hamiltoned) and I start having kids. I think they've got me figured out!