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      01-22-2010, 02:48 AM   #100

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Originally Posted by jrougeux View Post
I grew up riding around in my dad's 1984 E28 528e. I was 3 years old when he bought it. The interior had all of these strange status lights above, like an aircraft almost, and there was this "calculator" looking thing next to the steering wheel. Weird. The window switches were even next to the gear knob instead of on the door. I knew something was special about it. But I wouldn't know why until years later...
Great story! My first BMW was a 1984 528e Burgundrot on beige. It was fantastic and saved my life. At the time it was 10 years old and like today's BMWs, way ahead of it's time. In icy conditions I lost control entering the I-495 Beltway and spun across four lanes of traffic, almost. A Ford Taurus hit me head-on in the fast lane. Miraculously I walked away with only a headache. My BMW sustained relatively minor damage to the front end. Luckily the Taurus driver was OK but the front axle looked like it had broken off. I have never driven anything but a BMW since.

I've had a few: 84 528e, 86 325e, 88 M6, 2005 M3 ZCP, 2006 M3 ZCP, 2006 X3, 2007 335i e92, 2007 X3, 2008 328xi e92, and various company BMWs

Once I left the Marine Corps in 1999 I decided my civilian career would involve enjoying each day at the office. The choice was easy. In October of 2009 I hit my 10 year mark with BMW. The great community of enthusiasts and the fact BMW just keeps getting better has really made it a fun ride.