As of last week, I became the new owner of a second hand BMW and it is a dream come true. Ever since I was a young boy, I’ve dreamed of owning a European car, and by my mid twenties, I have successfully saved up enough money to make that dream a reality. I now feel like I’m a part of an elite club, the club that I have aspired to be a part of since I first learnt what a car was.
I aim to own this BMW for about ten years, and in the meantime I am going to save up to buy a brand new BMW, which is my next goal. As this car is quite old, I know I’ll regularly need to visit a European car mechanic, which may be quite expensive but will definitely be worth it. It’s pretty imperative that I stay on top of all my servicing and get the car checked for minor niggles regularly, or it won’t last me the next ten years and I won’t have saved up enough money to buy my next BMW.
As cars have been such a passion of mine for so long, I’m fully aware of the special TLC a European car needs in comparison to a Japanese or USA brand. I’ll also need to find an experienced auto electrician. Around Seaford, where I live, mechanics generally have some experience in both auto electrics and European cars, but I want someone who’s a specialist in both. I’m definitely going to shop around before my first service to make sure I’ve chosen the right person for the job.
Becoming the owner of this car is the most responsibility I’ve ever put on myself. It’s like I’ve just become the father of my first child and I have to take care of it every single day. Just like I would do if I actually had a child, I have vowed to look after this beautiful second hand BMW as best I can for the years to come.