My mother has had two BMWs in the last 8 years or so. First was a Z3 red convertible, next came the Z4. She wishes she kept the Z3. It really was a nice ride. The Z4 has 30 something miles coming up on the 4 year warranty. I told her about the 1 Series today. She loves it just by the photos - wants a back seat to carry grandkids, etc. Does anyone have any opinions on the new 'vert?