Finally joining after picking up my '01 Z3 coupe. Had a 90's vintage 318i Cabrio and a '74 R90/6 but never joined before they left me. I've built and ridden bikes for the last 31 years, and the passion I have for them and the freedom they impart is still strong. I never dreamed a car would ever spark that passion until now. The 318 was our introduction, and was a great way to begin to understand "the ultimate driving machine", but ultimately uninspiring when compared with the joy of riding. The Coupe has changed that. I fell in love back when they were introduced, and never forgot them. When it came time to find another commuter, I knew (almost) what I wanted. Looked at Z3's, Z4's, and Z8 coupes, and always came back to the 3's. I thought I wanted the M, but my 30+ mile commute nixed the manual tranny. I didn't even know there were non-M coupes until I started looking almost 15 years later (I had always naively referred to the '98-'02 coupes as M coupes, thinking there were no others - and for me this is still true). Suffice to say, things have changed. Currently on the hunt for another coupe - M this time - for the track. Happy Trails!