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      07-27-2012, 02:11 AM   #111
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I'll risk the flame since you mentioned the "spare no details" part. I'll admit that I'm blessed to have such good parents. My first car was a 2004 G35 coupe which I eventually sold because I wanted a manual. Second car was a 1995 Mitsu. 3000GT 5spd that was involved in a accident so instead of car shopping, my parents gave me my sister's BMW since having a car would help me get around for college that following year. Since then everything that deals with the car has been paid for by me since it's only fair that I pay for my own hobby. In terms of paying for parts and maintenance, I worked a minimum wage job and help co-run my friend's clothing company. I guess I'm a part of the small percentage of college student that has it fairly good
Nah man no flaming here. I like the honesty. Sounds liek youve had some nice cars. Was the 3000GT a VR4?
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      07-27-2012, 09:55 AM   #112
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worked my ass off for years but only got serious about it since last year... my goal always was to buy a bmw by the time i was 22... 1 year out of my goal but i got it...

now i work as a senior admin but i do contracting but make enough to pay off the car in about 6 months. (continue working my ass off).

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acura 1.6EL, Nissan Altima, now: BMW 328i =D

bmw drives jealously though... beings someone who didn't complete high school, college nothing but owning a bmw turns some eyes... makes me happy to see them hate though!
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      07-27-2012, 10:02 AM   #113
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Registered Nurse/ Personal trainer.. Payed in full upon purchase for $31k with 16k miles

To the chef dude above who bought the car in cash... The story seems funny because you can't buy cars in cash? Maybe they did it at that dealer but generally you can't do it. I mean unless if you hand them a cashiers or certified check. I know this because I myself have attempted to do it. They're essentially not allowed to do it. Please explain, just curious.
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      07-27-2012, 10:07 AM   #114
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      07-27-2012, 10:19 AM   #115
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[quote=fattychalupa;12398768]Mad kudos to you! Being a chef must be one of the hardest working jobs out there- you must have had to work a lot of hours to pay cash.[/QUOTE

Before I made sous chef I worked 6 days a week for 10+ hr each day. Crazy overtime lol.
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      07-27-2012, 10:27 AM   #116
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Registered Nurse/ Personal trainer.. Payed in full upon purchase for $31k with 16k miles

To the chef dude above who bought the car in cash... The story seems funny because you can't buy cars in cash? Maybe they did it at that dealer but generally you can't do it. I mean unless if you hand them a cashiers or certified check. I know this because I myself have attempted to do it. They're essentially not allowed to do it. Please explain, just curious.
Yeah, I bought it straight cash (100 dollars bills) they just needed my latest tax return papers, 1 month of paycheck stubs, and they had to contact the IRS about the purchase, and they contacted my employer. Any down payment that is over 10,000 they have to contact the IRS. But after everything checked out I was on my way.
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      07-27-2012, 11:36 AM   #117
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Yeah, I bought it straight cash (100 dollars bills) they just needed my latest tax return papers, 1 month of paycheck stubs, and they had to contact the IRS about the purchase, and they contacted my employer. Any down payment that is over 10,000 they have to contact the IRS. But after everything checked out I was on my way.
Say what? Yes, anything over 10k aggregate is reported to the IRS, but give us a break--you had to provide your tax returns, paystubs, and your employer's tel# when you were paying cash?

Either they like your stacks of 100's, or they can kiss your $$$ goodbye!
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      07-27-2012, 11:50 AM   #118
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Say what? Yes, anything over 10k aggregate is reported to the IRS, but give us a break--you had to provide your tax returns, paystubs, and your employer's tel# when you were paying cash?

Either they like your stacks of 100's, or they can kiss your $$$ goodbye!
Yep, I had to provide all 3 to the IRS.
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Im 40 y.o. engineer. Im frugal on my purchases and always get a smokin deal because I wait until only smokin deals come along rather than impuse buy (and yes its hard to resist the impulse).

I could have paid cash for my 328, but financing was cheaper (3.25% finance, while my $19k is making 8% in a mutual fund, money bein' made.) On top of that, if I had to, I could sell my car at a profit today. That wont be the case in about a year or so.
8% in a mutual fund?! In this market? Let me know where so I can get in!
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      07-27-2012, 12:05 PM   #120
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Yep, I had to provide all 3 to the IRS.
Doesn't make any sense to me, cash is king. Either you take it, or I shop elsewhere. They are required to inform the IRS, but again, I don't get you providing employment, etc, that's none of their **** business.
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      07-27-2012, 12:06 PM   #121
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Worked fulltime and saving all my money since 17 as a line cook at fine dinning restaurants, graduated high school with a 3.7 (no plans on attending college lol) made sous chef at 19. Tried to buy an e92 but with 15k down I couldn't get financed (guys at the dealership treated me like shit and looked down on me even thought I had 15k down) so I financed a 2000 Mazda millennia for 18 months to get some credit history. Payed it off early by that time I was still making pretty good money and had alot of saving and free income. So I caught the bus to the dealership (even thought I still had my Mazda) got off the bus right in front of the dealer talked to the same sales man who treated me like shit. He told me when I got on the lot I must have good credit or a cosigner to be back on the lot a laughed. I said no, test drove a 2011 335i coupe loaded (with said salesman) after the test drive I said I'll take it, he said let's try to get you financed and chuckled, I said no, "I'll be paying straight cash". He didn't believe me, or even noticed the draw string backpack I had with me so i opened it and he became the best salesman ever but it was to late, to teach him a lesson at the last minute I got another salesman who had just started there and said I'll take the silver 2011 335i coupe over there. The asshole salesman looked as me and the manager counted the money in astonishment. Didn't even needed the car detailed because it just had came off of the truck, it still had the plastic on the seats. So I got my BMW by working hard, staying focused, shitting on an asshole salesman along the way and 5000 off sticker and free CPO WARRANTY
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8% in a mutual fund?! In this market? Let me know where so I can get in!
Yeah, those numbers are way off. 8% in a mutual fund? Over what time period, maybe if it were March 2009 you would do something like that.

And 3.25%? Everybody and their mother could go to a credit union and get 1.79 to 1.99, 1.99 for a used car.
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      07-27-2012, 12:08 PM   #123
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      07-27-2012, 01:21 PM   #125
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Doesn't make any sense to me, cash is king. Either you take it, or I shop elsewhere. They are required to inform the IRS, but again, I don't get you providing employment, etc, that's none of their **** business.
You don't seem to understand, I had to give this info to the IRS, not the dealer. In this situation it's not about cash being king it's about how you got the cash. The IRS wants to know EVERYTHING especially when your purchasing a 50k+ car cash. It's even worse when your trying to mortgage a house.
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Single, director of health and safety for a large engineering firm, hard work pays off. Traded in my 2008 civic si with 70k miles (It was tracked many times on some major tracks) on it and got them to match $13250 I was offered from another dealer. Then gave them another $7k on top of that and financed the rest with low APR since I have an 850 credit score. The car was a custom order that the buyer decided he didn't want 2011 335i coupe with Msport package and 6spd in alpine white and 19" optional wheels. It had 70 miles on it from demo use, got them to knock of $8500 plus since never titled it was considered new with full warranty starting that day and asked them to throw in some M floor mats and cargo tray. The rest is history. Will pay the car of within 2 years. I always still have my 2008 S2000 CR edition that is paid off just incase.
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You don't seem to understand, I had to give this info to the IRS, not the dealer. In this situation it's not about cash being king it's about how you got the cash. The IRS wants to know EVERYTHING especially when your purchasing a 50k+ car cash. It's even worse when your trying to mortgage a house.
My wife's uncle paid over 1 mil. for an ordinary 5-bed house, cash. He did not have to provide his pay stubs to the IRS, what is the point? Granted, he did not show up at the closing in a sweat suit with a bowling bag full of 100's. Are you saying the IRS audited you, which is something different altogether? The only reason the IRS should be auditing you is if you do not have an income where you could realistically come up with whatever 45 or 55k for the car. It's like saying you gave 300k to the United Way, but you work at Best Buy and make 19k per year. Something is not jiving in your story. Maybe there are details that you are leaving out. Paying cash for a car is very commonplace, and there is nothing at all illegal or suspicious about it. My wife bought her 2011 car cash, and it was over 40k. What was interesting, is that when my wife offered to get a cashier's check, the dealer said a personal check is fine and would be easier.
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My wife's uncle paid over 1 mil. for an ordinary 5-bed house, cash. He did not have to provide his pay stubs to the IRS, what is the point? Granted, he did not show up at the closing in a sweat suit with a bowling bag full of 100's. Are you saying the IRS audited you, which is something different altogether? The only reason the IRS should be auditing you is if you do not have an income where you could realistically come up with whatever 45 or 55k for the car. It's like saying you gave 300k to the United Way, but you work at Best Buy and make 19k per year. Something is not jiving in your story. Maybe there are details that you are leaving out. Paying cash for a car is very commonplace, and there is nothing at all illegal or suspicious about it. My wife bought her 2011 car cash, and it was over 40k. What was interesting, is that when my wife offered to get a cashier's check, the dealer said a personal check is fine and would be easier.
I think the key difference is showing up with actual cash, which is not easily traceable as opposed to paying the purchase price for something without financing it, but doing so through a check, bank transfer, etc.
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