Sounds like we had the same impulse at the same time! What makes me chuckle is that I probably would have bought a Miata instead of the Bimmer if only I could fit. I tried to fold myself into a ND when they first came out and failed...miserably I made my decision to sell for a bunch of reasons, and one of them was that the M240i felt too serious and buttoned down to be a real "toy." Superbly capable but weirdly isolated and numb. Lovely vehicle, but deciding every morning between a comfortable daily driver that I need to function (and have bonded to) and another that I own just for lulz started to wear on me. Talk about first world problems! IDK...it's all 100% subjective. I basically rented it from Carvana for a year at the cost of $2k plus the sales tax (which hurts more). Seeing it hauled off had me in a funk for a couple of hours but I'm at peace today. I'll probably do it all over again with something else at some point.I hear you on the "fun" car thing. I have a nearly new Miata Club with all of 1,600 miles on it that is hardly driven - really hard to justify keeping it when Carvana will give me probably more than what I paid for it last year, lol.
As a one car solution there's absolutely no question. Shortly after buying the XC70 5 years ago I started referring to it as "the most optimal car I have ever owned." And I still do. I have three old dogs that have to travel in crates so there's absolutely no question of selling it right now. Plus it's a genuinely relaxing and pleasant thing to pack miles onto. The only difference between us is that I drove the BMW regularly out of some weird sense of obligation, which just left me feeling guilty about letting the XC sit in the driveway. (Hence the 4-corner brake job! Rust.) I'm much happier reverting to type and driving my wagon.Sold my Alfa Romeo Giulia for the 3.2 V70, its nice having a toy but once you have wagons you realize how useless sport sedans are unless you have a second car to haul anything larger than a crate of milk. I was driving my beater 960 more than the Giulia and I realized the same thing, wasnt adding to my life and just sat in the garage all the time.
God did I miss P3 seats...
My plan...probably unrealistic and silly...is to keep the XC in good enough condition that I can pass it on to my teenage step daughters as a safe and reliable first car, same way I got my old 745. It's all emotional nostalgic BS but I'd feel pretty good about moving on from it in that manner. Then I'm getting a Taycan Sport Turismo and they're on their own for college 🤣