Latest issue of Roundel has several almost NEW bmw's for sale. I just
don't get this. Why, except for special circumstances (lost job etc.or
an outright nightmare lemon) would anyone sell one of these cars,
especially when they just purchased in the last two months, or so, or
even after 100K miles, assuming no unusual problems.
I've got over 122K miles on my 97 328/5sp manual, and I'll never sell
this car. It has nothing wrong with it, so I know I just have to keep
up with maintenance, and possible random failures of little stuff, and
I'm good for 2-300K miles. It drives better than new (because I now
know how to drive it better, and also had to put on new front struts),
but more than that, it is just a perfect driver's car. I can drive 600
miles straight, cruising CA and Nevada, throttle steering through high
speed sweepers in the mountains, and basically 'forgetting' to even turn
on the radio, it's so enjoyable just driving. If I do turn it on,
little features like the autostore, where it automatically finds the
local stations are just too neat. I use the weather band too, when it
looks stormy up ahead.
Am I just lucky that I've had no significant problems with my car?
Maybe I'm too simple minded - huh? Every time I get in the car it just
seems like an old friend - engine purrs like a little kitten at 80+ mph,
transmission glides into all the gears, gas mileage is great, ride is so
smooth passengers fall asleep, and I could just cruise the freeways all
day and all night.
Anyone else 'lost it' like I have?