I used to hate BMWs because they were ubiquitous. I thought the older generation bimmers were hideous, and I hated how all the other models looked the same. I told myself the only time I will drive a bimmer or a benz was when I had either an M or an AMG variant.
Then I got the 335i and everything changed. My first car was a 350z, and to this day I still miss driving her, but I have to admit that the 335i is one hell of a car. It's so forgiving on turns and twists, and the speed and handling is addictive.
I now have something my friend dubbed "bimmer syndrome." (sorry if that term has been used elsewhere, proper credits go to whoever coined it.) It doesnt matter what car I get to now: I instinctively jam my key fob into the dash, have trouble readjusting to non-bmw turn signals, and I pull my door levers twice.
And I aint ashamed of that at all!