Hi, I'm a new member. Had BMWs since 1982. My company car was a Y reg 735i manual, in 1982. Brilliant car. Then a 528i manual, ok, but not as good. Had a 1984 745i auto in South Africa which had the 24 valve M1 engine downrated to 270bhp! Then a new 535i auto, also brilliant. Back to UK with a 525i rubbish used car, then a used 1996 528i E39 manual, another brilliant car for 7 years. Now I bought an E46 330D Touring with duff auto box for £1000. I bought a used box on Ebay for £400 and its now also brilliant. LOve it! Never thought I would like a diesel!