In Reply to: A note to my friends.. posted by alister on October 23, 2000 at 23:37:00:
well anyway, good luck on the e39.
I didn't want to post this, but I had to face the facts. About three weeks ago I go hit with a large repair bill (mechanical) for various misc. problems that either happened or was about to happen to my beloved 525i. Since my fiance' isn't working (remember the new Neon ES she wanted and I bought her about 6 months ago?) while going to school and the added cost of this new townhome after graduating college a few months, I had to make a decision. My warranty was up on my bimmer and I couldn't justify spending a large amount of money to repair the car completely, versus another newer car with another (better this time around too) warranty. I had to sell her. So I did some minimal repairs and traded her in to a car lot (thus letting them absorb the repair cost versus an individual - I can't do that).
In any case, I have to apologize for not updating 'area E34' the way I wanted to keep doing. The interest from the public wasn't enough to justify the time it took away from my personal life. So I have to bring my other love, the website, to a halt. Think of it like a snapshot in time, as there will be no more planned updates. I will leave it be for present and future E34 enthusiasts.
It's been a wonderful, wonderful ride reading, learning, and sharing my automotive passion with everyone here. You know who I'm talking to. Thanks for everything!
PS- I'm already planning an M5 or 540i/6 in my future. :)