Regarding the warranty work, mine was registered in mid-May 2005 (it was on a Scottish plate then, not a London one as several seem to be). So I took it to my local main dealer for some paint work under warranty. They've called me since to say they've had conflicting information from BMW. On the one hand they say the warranty is from the date of manufacture, Nov-04 (which seems like b0llocks, because no one tells you when the car was made when you buy it). But on the other hand, they've accepted the work. So there is currently confusion about whether they will actually do it. I'm waiting for them to call back to say whether the work can go ahead. Edit: They've accepted it, and I see it already is sticky! Well done mods.