|Picking up the new wheels at Autos of Dallas in Addison, TX|
And now I own one.
About two weeks ago I picked up my 2012 Z4, with a measly 15,500 miles on it, for an even measlier $29,880. It was an opportunity and a deal that I just couldn't pass up. The Miata—our/my dependable and fun companion for 23 years and more than 200,000 miles of its 210,000 odometer reading—had finally reached an age where needed maintenance and quite-likely repairs were going to start costing some real money. At the same time, the BMW came knocking at my door .... What started as a harmless look at what Z4s cost and what is available, I came across an online listing at Autos of Dallas for this amazing buy. Saving more than $20,000 for those few miles driven, for a car that is as immaculate as when it originally left the dealership in 2012, appeared almost unreal. Somehow it all worked out—flying to Dallas on award miles, getting the news that the car was actually $1,000 less than the internet price (who has ever heard of anything like that?), and then being able to sell the Miata the very next day to a used-car dealer in Lubbock for $1,500 in cash. Wow, what a flurry of activity.
|Original poster for the 2004 launch of the Z4|
|Outside of Angel Fire, NM|
|The Ritchey fits in the trunk!|
|Above Abiquiu Lake in New Mexico|
|5.9 liter/100 K equals 39.8 mpg—on the way to Cortez, CO|