Je ne regrette rien!

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Mike123
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  M roadster S50
Location: Leamington Spa

Je ne regrette rien!

Post by Mike123 » Mon 22 Feb, 2016 09:36

Finally, after a couple of years prevaricating, the Z3M has gone. 11 years and 85k terrific miles - what a car!

The good news is that it's been bought by the mechanic who has looked after it recently - even though it's in good nick he plans a full rebuild - so at least I'll get to see it from time to time.

Going into my 70th year, comfort had to be a major consideration for the replacement, so still a 2 seater convertible, but some might argue about 'sports' car! Similar performance, but very different in character.

I told a friend I was changing to a car more suited to my age, and he unkindly suggested I was buying a hearse!

I've not been the most prolific correspondent on the Forum, but have found it interesting and useful over the years.

Best wishes to you all.

Mike

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Zedona
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  Z4 roadster 3.0si
Location: Meopham

Re: Je ne regrette rien!

Post by Zedona » Mon 22 Feb, 2016 14:23

Why give up Mike :?: just passed my 71st birthday and love my Z4 3.0Si:devil: ,
not quite an M but seriously quick never the less.

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Mike123
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Re: Je ne regrette rien!

Post by Mike123 » Mon 22 Feb, 2016 18:42

I didn't say I'd given up, in fact the new car is 67bhp more than the M (clue).

It's just with failing eyesight, slow reactions, and a complete lack of judgement and anticipation, whilst continuing to drive like a lunatic, I need more airbags and more metal around me for when the inevitable happens!

swamper
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  M roadster S50
Location: Mossley

Re: Je ne regrette rien!

Post by swamper » Wed 24 Feb, 2016 18:14

prolific doesn't mean quality Mike.
you were one of the first people to give me some suggestions when i first got into zeds,,,so i hope your new purchase bring you as much fun. :wink:
the badness makes me do it...!

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911sc
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Re: Je ne regrette rien!

Post by 911sc » Thu 25 Feb, 2016 20:47

Mercedes 500SL???

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Mike123
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Re: Je ne regrette rien!

Post by Mike123 » Thu 25 Feb, 2016 22:50

Yes, spot on - I've joined the dark side...... :oops: :oops: :oops:

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..............just popping out to buy a cardy.


(Actually, although it weighs about as much as Hampshire, it drives quite well).

Dino D
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  Z3 roadster 2.8

Re: Je ne regrette rien!

Post by Dino D » Sat 27 Feb, 2016 17:27

Nothing wrong with some V8 goodness and all wrapped up in one Merc most beautiful roadsters, they've really ruined the SL with the 'facelift'. You got the nice one!
Enjoy!

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