I was wondering if anyone else had an unusual reason to buy their BMW, or maybe an unusual feature of the car that pushed them in that direction. Once you have driven a BMW there are all kinds of performance/handling reasons to buy. I am interested in the less obvious reasons people may have had. As for me, I needed/wanted a four seat sporty convertable with rear side airbags. Unlike many here I was considering other options than BMW (I was not hooked yet, now I am) There are not very many of them to choose from with four seats let alone with side rear air bags. None of my friends believe I bought a red convertible for the rear air bags but that was a major factor. Anyone else?