Originally Posted by thrillcat
I thought you were looking at X5s?
Dude, I've been all over the place. I probably was thinking about it at one time. I've had the BMW itch for years, but couldn't justify a non-practical car. Want a tow/off-road piece, so I couldn't replace my vehicle. Thought about replacing wife's car with an X3, but didn't want to spend the money, so I just kept putting it off. If I had an unlimited budget, I'd have like 10 different cars for different days and occasions. Alas, budget and garage space keep things sane.
Since we moved to Utah though, we were reevaluating priorities, looking at replacing my wife's DD, mine, etc. We decided to just hang on to the H3 for my DD because it's paid for, it's a short commute to work, and we want something for camping, light towing, and off-roading. We decided to keep my wife's Altima DD because it's paid for, cheap to operate, and it's fine for the time being. But, I have a 3-car garage now and we thought a convertible would be fun in sunny Utah. I've been dreaming of a ZHP for years, saving, paying bills, etc. so we just decided to make it happen. Found a very clean '04 ZHP vert with 41,000 miles on it in Louisiana and snagged it. I've only had it for a week, but so far, I *LOVE* it. Needs tires and wheel refurb and a few other miscellaneous items to bring it up to my standards, but it's a great car and a BLAST to drive.