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2000 BMW M Roadster
I always knew that as soon as I got out of college I was going to get myself a fancy new sports car. The whole last year of college I spent narrowing down which car I was going to get. In late June 1999 I put down a (very) small downpayment and they ordered the 2000 BMW M-Roadster (I wanted a color combination that they didn't even offer at that time, so they special ordered it from the factory and it was made just for me). On July 10th (it was a Saturday) my boyfriend at the time (now he's my husband) and his parents and I were riding around and decided to stop at the BMW dealership to see if they had any Roadsters on the lot so we could show them what I was getting. While we were walking around, we all saw this red roadster that looked just like the one I was getting and walked up to it and it had black interior instead of grey so we were standing there talking about it and then I saw... a few parking spots down there was another one... Imola Red... grey leather interior... and it had a SOLD sticker on it with the name 'Young' on it. It was MINE! It was one of the most exciting moments of my life. My whole life I've had to work hard to earn everything I've ever gotten and to be able to earn a BMW was a great reward for all my hard work. I was so very proud of my little car. (And it was SO beautiful.)
I had the M Roadster for about 3 years when I decided that I needed a more practical car. Don't get me wrong, I'm definately glad I got the sports car just out of college. But the warranty was about to run out, and tires and all the other little doo-dads were going to get expensive, fast. The plastic rear window was already wearing out (from putting the convertible top up and down so many times). And I was getting sick of the lack of space in the car. So I set out to look for an alternative. I ended up getting the 2002 Honda Accord. I will always miss my little Roadster.
I owned the M Roadster from 1999 - 2002. The starting mileage was around 7 miles and it had about 32,000 miles on it when I sold it.