Similar to other users I was a member of the "old" forum and gained a wealth of information (and contributed) all those years ago. A sad day when the site closed down. Came across this incarnation purely by accident whilst researching my possible new BMW and signed up immediately. Currently driving an F31 330d touring which was a replacement for my beloved (cliché I know!) E39 525i. Now that I have retired and the kids have finally fled the nest, its time to downscale and am seriously considering the M135i to take me into my dotage. Wife has mini cooper s and what with my 330 and not needing two cars anymore, I really can't think of any other model (or make) that bridges the different characteristics and performance of our two existing cars. So yes, at some point I will advertise the sale of the BMW here. Anyway, looking forward to enjoying this forum and in particular, members opinion of the new 1 series.