Blimey is 7 1/2 years and just shy of 150k miles old. He has been driven like he was stolen, nearly every mile of that 149k. A significant portion of those miles included a horizontal vector component, not recorded by the odometer. :devil: He's been my trusted, beloved daily driver that entire time. He's only let me down three times - once after hitting a box that fell off a truck in front of us (not his fault), once when a faulty dyno overloaded one axle and caused the CV to overheat and vomit grease (the dyno's fault), and once when his @!#$% crank pulley failed (some German engineer's fault). Otherwise, other than the typical drips and wear item replacement, he has been outstanding. I want my buddy to last FOREVER. So, yesterday, he retired from daily driver service. I cleared out space in my workshop garage bay so he can relax out of the weather. He'll still see asphalt on days when the sky and temps are perfect for top-down motoring, when work takes me near twisties, and when the Dragon calls. In his stead, I'll be daily driving a 2011 Jet Black BMW E90 328i, with Oyster leather, Nav, Premium, Xenons (CPO, like new, with only 26,000 miles!). And that 3.0L inline 6 is sweeeeeet. OMG. But it ain't Blimey.