My beloved E46 is in the expert care of her doctors today, which means I have a squeaky-new(-ish) service loaner, which in turn has me thinking of my next BMW. I figure I had better start venting my distracted, unfaithful thoughts here, lest she read my mind and start breaking things out of spite. I plan to order the next one in late spring, for Euro delivery in late summer, so I can have it back here by Thanksgiving and my next holiday-season trek to visit family beyond the Hudson. So...about five months till ordering day... ...about eight months to delivery day... ...almost ten to re-delivery... ...and I started saving for the (massive) down-payment last summer. I was doing fine until the calendar ticked over to read, "2010." <sigh> It's going to be a very long year.