It s now been approximately six months since I took ownership this car and I ve been meaning to do this report for a while now, so here goes. Initially , after buying the car I did nt have much opportunity to really delve into what the car was like , I was simply glad to be able to drive it and drive it I did . It is an absolute pleasure to drive although I m not too keen on the drone of the Runflats at times . I m not going to compare it to my previous E46 as that would be an unfair comparison , although there are certain aspects of the E46 that I did prefer and miss , the exhaust note for one. I loved the booming sound of the E46 when I started it up in the garage , the F33 has a very different sound altogether , it s nice, but different , and to be honest I preferred the booming sound of the E46 exhaust , especially with the top down . Handling is another aspect that I have nt got round to fully testing as yet. With the F33 being a bigger car I don t find it as “chuckable “ as the E46 , but as I had the E46 for 10 years, driving it felt like putting on a pair of old favourite trainers and feeling so very comfortable with how they fitted . I m getting used to the F33 though and it has nt wavered so far when I ve pushed it a bit Performance is far far superior to the E46 , 306 BHP is more than adequate for my needs and you reach licence losing speeds very quickly indeed with three figures appearing very rapidly , I m going to have to watch myself I think , it s just so tempting to floor it , especially in Sport Mode . I fear at 66 years old, I m in danger of becoming an old fart boy racer About town I just use Eco-Pro as you just don t need the power for town driving , the wife just uses Comfort Mode ( she does nt need to know about Sport etc ) and I have nt used Sport + at all , in fact I don t really see the point of it as why drive without all the driving aids when they are all available to you and the F33 is hardly a track day car , more like a fast comfortable cruiser ,with plenty of power when you want it , plus you get full power when in Sport Mode anyway. The car had 19500 miles on it when first purchased last December , it, s now just coming up to 22000. It had it s first service under my ownership last week , this was a time based service so I put it to Harry Fairbairn in Inverness ,simply to keep the warranty , and spent the day with an old friend and work colleague .This service was the full bifta and included getting everything done, and Harry Fairbairn relieved me of £596 for the privilege of using them ,and the car needed nothing apart from service items . I may give where I put it for it s next service some thought in two years time , although this will be the smaller service at circa £300 The car however , did get a clean bill of health which I fully expected it to do. On the 50 mile run to Inverness it returned 34 mpg and this was nt hanging around , this drops to around 25 mpg in town , which is fine by me as we don t do a lot of miles . The manual 6 Speed Box is good, ( I would have went for an Auto but the wife prefers manual , so manual it had to be ) and the gear change is nice and smooth , very similar to the E46 so the wife is well within in her comfort zone with it . The car itself is a very nice , comfortable place to be in , the Heated seats are very comfortable and the wife loves the warm air from the Air Collar when the top is down . I don t mind the Stop/Start feature , the wife hates it . The Sat Nav is brilliant although I very rarely need to use it . I really like the metal folding roof although it does restrict boot space when down but I knew that when I bought it .I love the HUD , as does the wife , one of the best features to have IMO. We both love the overall look of the car and we ve had lots of comments about it from complete strangers . BMW seem to have got the aesthetics just right with the F33 , but then again , beauty is in the eye of the beholder , and there does nt seem to be many 4 Series Convertibles around , I ve not seen another one at all either locally or out and about , so it s nice to have something a wee bit different to the norm . So, all in all, very happy with this car so far , it has everything I need , and more . I m sure there are features on it I ll never probably use, or even know about . The only thing that has gone wrong so far is a warning on the dash saying the wife s key needed a new battery which is basically nothing Would you believe I have nt yet sat down and read the Handbook properly yet . Would I buy this car again , yes , I think I would , perhaps a 340i or 440i Convertible next time .