Originally Posted by Steve30dMSport
And guess what is gone; that fuzzy warm feeling you get about your new car. There was nothing but apathy for it. I expect it to return sometime down the track but I'm a real car lover and it just sucks.
I empathize. My first E90 (2005) was rear ended when it was less than a week old. I was still driving on the complimentary tank of gas... took about a month to get it fixed, and I was always able to "tell" it had been repaired. I had the same feeling, the deflation of the great new car experience. I found the best way to get that feeling back was to spend some real quality time with it - detailing, driving on nice twisties, etc. You can get the feeling back. Best of luck with a perfect repair and quick turnaround, once they get the parts fiasco sorted.