I mean ... do you consult with family members (most of us are purchasing this car for ourselves). Do you have long discussions and get the red light not to do it like "You crazy spending all this money on 4 wheels" etc. etc.
Or do you just go out and do it and face the music after the fact?
I for one do the later and deal with the music after the fact ... then it's done with.
I've purchased my last three Bimmers like that ... just purchased it and came home with the news ... what's your story?
EDIT .... ===>
High time to tell my e46
story too, see Post 65 and 66