Having been impressed by a couple of friends M1x and M2x cars I decided to test drive one for myself. I did, and loved it, so the hunt for the right one began. Eventually I found it, a nice M235i in Mineral Grey with oyster leather and a few nice toys on board. The downside is it was in Hull, and I'm in Tyneside. Fate stepped in, and rather than trade my Cayman in to BMW I sold it back to the dealer I bought it from, between York and Hull. It was a quick trip down the road after dropping it off to go look at the car, and take it for a test drive. Deal done, which included them delivering it to me, or rather my friends detailing business where I help out in my spare time. It arrived in a bit of a state as I requested they didnt clean it in any way to prevent any scratches etc, so the first stage was a wash and decontamination. Once done, it was onto the ramp, wheels off, and a good going over with a polisher. The plan was to use the gtechniq range of products, so the body had Crystal Serum Ultra topped with 2 layers of EXO, the wheels and brake calipers had Crystal Serum light topped with EXO and the glass had G1. The interior took a full morning to do, and was finished with gtechniq Leather products and matte dash. While detailing it, I decided that I wanted the chrome grills and wing mirrors changing to gloss back, so a local business came and wrapped them for me. I also had an Autowatch Ghost fitted by another of my friends who has an in-car entertainment and security business. A week after delivery, we were finally happy with it and I rolled it off the ramp to take a few photos and head off for a shakedown cruise. Sadly as I drove out of the door the heavens opened and ruined all of our hard work so the only photos are from inside the workshop A week later and the grin is still firmly attached to my face, Im starting to get to grips with the menus and features and really enjoying driving it. I will update this thread as and when anything changes.