All the previous cars were long gone by the time I could afford to indulge my hobby. However, the E12 had been sold off and replaced with one of the very first E34 I’d ever seen. It was an ’89 525i 5-speed. I was incredibly impressed with how far the E34 had advanced beyond the E28. It was heavier, but improved in almost every other conceivable way. The early E34 still hadn’t gotten the new M50 motor. It still used the M20 and Getrag 260 as offered in the E30 325i. Pokey but solid!