I havent been around much, been busy moving, etc blah blah blah. but during that time i have driven the Z3 every day, its my daily car, after driving a Ford Focus 1.6 every day for nearly 5 years. i have kept the Focus the Missus drives it now. i live one side of the New Forest, and i work the other, and my commute takes me through the forest, and one thing i have found in the short time i have been in a Z3, is how relaxed i am when i get home now. i drove the same route for a year before getting the Z3, and having a "fun" car, driving on even boring roads, with the roof down, taking in the scenery, giving it a blast etc, really really makes you forget work. looking at other people who are in the box on wheels, getting stressed as the guy in front wont move quick enough, who cares - it means i have more time in the car enjoying my surroundings. i have re-found my joy of motoring again. being sat in a car that has one purpose only, and that is to be driven, it may not be the best car in the world, and mines not the fastest, but knowing that my car cant be used to do the weekly shop, it cant take the kids to school, its not for carrying anything apart from 2 passengers and enough luggage for a weekend. a week if you stay in bed. EVERYONE should have a car that is for nothing other than driving, just to drive home in, the world would be a better place.