Hello all, I'm an interloper from the world of a certain small Japanese Roadster! I'm a diehard, militant top-down sportscar driver (the only way), been considering a few options for my next car (cheap S2000, Mr2 turbo, etc etc). Been pointed to here (and .net) from Pistonheads where I've been doing some research. This weekend gone I briefly viewed my first Z3, a very tidy but slightly overpriced facelifted 2.8 at a small dealer near me in Castleford. Admittedly Z3 had previously been a bit of an outsider choice, but I surprised myself how much I liked it. Very similar to the Mazda's I've had in terms of Size, space, the practical things, but also very different in the areas that I'm looking to change - power, noise, drama, solidity, etc. And of course the engine, well its a revelation compared to the admittedly indestructable buzzbox I have now! Is there anyone in Yorkshire or nearby who owns a 2.8 car (or a 3.0 maybe) who wouldnt mind me popping over to meet you, you can show me round your car etc, and if you wish I could sub you some money for petrol as I'd also like a proper ride in one. I'm sure you'll appreciate this is the best way to get to know the cars, I'll be doing very thorough inspections of any cars I'm looking at buying so it would be good to familiarise myself, learn my way round and note the key things to look out for. So, if anyone would like to volunteer a bit of time for a chinwag about cars, then I promise I'm not weird! I'm between Leeds/Selby/York but I'll drive out if someone could make time for me, or meet somewhere if your out for a drive and I'll gladly buy the coffees. I'd also be interested in popping along if theres any forum meets or run-outs going on anywhere soon?