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      04-15-2012, 06:48 PM   #23
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Should I go for a mansion on a hill, or continue to patch the leaky pipes in my suburbia home?

We don't know your financial situation, debt, or salary. I would seek out a financial advisor to flesh out the financial big picture for you.

If you can afford to get the M3, factoring in ALL of the extra gas, upkeep, and long term true cost to own, then god bless and go for it.
If not, live within your means.

I see so many knee-jerk reactions in life where people just go out and get whatever they want at the moment, never thinking about fully or even considering the long term consequences of their actions.

Too many people out there that are "car rich", and work to just barely keep up their rides and just out of reach of the repo man. Just something to think about.
Good luck.
By no means am I incredibly rich right now and could afford the M3 as an impulse buy lol, which is why i'm probably going to give it a year, maybe 1 1/2. The way I see it is their price will go down due to the new F models. And it would be mainly a weekend warrior, ya'know? Not my daily driver so hopefully I can get one that is in very good condition and not beat on so maintenance won't be so high!
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      04-15-2012, 07:25 PM   #24
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Should I go for a mansion on a hill, or continue to patch the leaky pipes in my suburbia home?

We don't know your financial situation, debt, or salary. I would seek out a financial advisor to flesh out the financial big picture for you.

If you can afford to get the M3, factoring in ALL of the extra gas, upkeep, and long term true cost to own, then god bless and go for it.
If not, live within your means.

I see so many knee-jerk reactions in life where people just go out and get whatever they want at the moment, never thinking about fully or even considering the long term consequences of their actions.

Too many people out there that are "car rich", and work to just barely keep up their rides and just out of reach of the repo man. Just something to think about.
Good luck.
By no means am I incredibly rich right now and could afford the M3 as an impulse buy lol, which is why i'm probably going to give it a year, maybe 1 1/2. The way I see it is their price will go down due to the new F models. And it would be mainly a weekend warrior, ya'know? Not my daily driver so hopefully I can get one that is in very good condition and not beat on so maintenance won't be so high!
Sounds like a plan brother. Do it while you can, better to look back and reminisce about what you did then look back and ponder your regrets.
Whatever you choose, drive it in good health.
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      04-16-2012, 08:23 AM   #25
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Yes, BUT a 328 w/ a 3 stage manifold ($700), tune ($250-500), exhaust ($900), intake($550), and etc is no slouch and does not come close to M3 pricing. Lol

By the way those are ballpark figures.
This is missing the target.

with an M3, its not just the power, but also the suspension, brakes, transmisison, etc...

A quick search on Cars.com finds a few low miles 2008's in the low $30k range. I couldnt ever get my 328 to perform like the M3 for less than that by the time I factor in my purchase price ($19.5k)
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Sell the 328, buy a 2004ish Civic for DD and get the M3.
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      04-16-2012, 09:35 AM   #28
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Do M3 servicing parts cost more then standard 3 series?
I'm assuming you mean like oil change, brakes, etc? If so this is one of the reasons I bought a 335i instead of the m3. A lot of the parts seem to be 2-3 times as expensive as on a normal 3-series. These prices were taken from just quickly browsing turner motorsports or tischer bmw, and obviously these are the cost of parts....if you can't do the work yourself you'll need to add labor rates and the additional cost of parts from a shop.

For instance:
335i Brake Change - $485
M3 Brake Change - $1400

335i Cabin Filter - $44
M3 Cabin Filter - $110

335i Oil Change - $70
M3 Oil Change - $150

I guess you have to pay to play
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I'm assuming you mean like oil change, brakes, etc? If so this is one of the reasons I bought a 335i instead of the m3. A lot of the parts seem to be 2-3 times as expensive as on a normal 3-series. These prices were taken from just quickly browsing turner motorsports or tischer bmw, and obviously these are the cost of parts....if you can't do the work yourself you'll need to add labor rates and the additional cost of parts from a shop.

For instance:
335i Brake Change - $485
M3 Brake Change - $1400

335i Cabin Filter - $44
M3 Cabin Filter - $110

335i Oil Change - $70
M3 Oil Change - $150

I guess you have to pay to play


WOW, Big difference! thanks for the info
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