Hello follow Z3 folk...
I traded in my 328i on Friday to get a 1999 silver M roadster at Fields BMW in Orlando. I have to tell you...after dealing with BMW dealerships (salespersons) in Jacksonville, Atlanta, S.Carolina, and Miami the dealer in Orlando was awesome.
The dealer in Jacksonville mislead (lied to) me twice and expected me to give them $,$$$'s before I could even drive an M roadster. Can you believe that? Avoid any "Tom Bush" BMW/Mazda/VW dealership like the plague. I have been to 7 BMW dealerships in the US and I have never been so turned off and disappointed with a BMW dealership. Wow.
The Orlando dealer, Fields BMW, answered every question, went over every detail, explained everything financially and feature wise & were willing to deal a LOT on the car. The car was sitting in the show room from the time it came off the truck until I picked it up on Friday. It was so baby'd. The car was polished and detailed by 4 young guys (little did they know I was watching them from a far and I could tell they having a good time getting that car ready -- the music was turned up and they removed the other "prep" cars from the garage to "prep" my car first. How cool is that?).
My silver M roadster is a dream. I met a friend of mine in Miami this weekend and drove it around S. Beach and Coral Gables. Sunny Florida days and an MZ3 is just about as good as it gets. I drove back north along the A1A (for those of you outside of Florida, it's the Atlantic side highway closest to the ocean) and had a wonderful time running in the engine.
'99 ///M roadster
(04-jun-1999 6 miles)
(07-jun-1999 589 miles)