E90Post
 


Extreme Power House
 
BMW 3-Series (E90 E92) Forum > BMW E90/E92/E93 3-series General Forums > General E90 Sedan / E91 Wagon / E92 Coupe / E93 Cabrio > How did you afford your BMW?



Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
      07-28-2012, 06:38 PM   #155
mlifxs
Diamond Geezer
mlifxs's Avatar
24
Rep
1,791
Posts

 
Drives: Jet Black 2007 328i Saloon
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Florida

iTrader: (3)

Garage List
Wife and saved money and spent in moderation for most of our lives together and apart. Wife convinced me to finally splurge on myself. Daughter convinced me to try a Bimmer. Compared it to the Lexus I350 and Infiniti G. BMW was clearly a better car.
Appreciate 0
      07-28-2012, 07:37 PM   #156
jvsxn
Lieutenant Colonel
jvsxn's Avatar
United_States
20
Rep
1,720
Posts

 
Drives: e-ninety
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: San Jose, CA

iTrader: (8)

Send a message via AIM to jvsxn
Quote:
Originally Posted by whilechukwuzout View Post
Nah man no flaming here. I like the honesty. Sounds liek youve had some nice cars. Was the 3000GT a VR4?
Thanks, man. Unfortunately no, it was the SL model but I was several weeks away from installing a bi-turbo that my friend had given me but then I never got a chance to. Losing that car sucked because I actually paid for it and it was in my favorite colorway (red ext./black int.) -- the paint was IMMACULATE because she was a garage queen.
__________________
Hiatus
Appreciate 0
      07-28-2012, 07:57 PM   #157
3s4u2
Beamer Mantic
3s4u2's Avatar
United_States
8
Rep
796
Posts

 
Drives: 2006 325i Prem
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Texas

iTrader: (0)

Started my own business and worked hard for many years so I can relax now and enjoy life.
__________________
2006 325i
2006 M5


Appreciate 0
      07-28-2012, 08:16 PM   #158
ihc95
Major
ihc95's Avatar
12
Rep
1,167
Posts

 
Drives: TiAg E92 335i
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: NJ

iTrader: (1)

Garage List
I'm ridin round I'm gettin it, it's mine, I spend it.
Appreciate 0
      07-28-2012, 08:19 PM   #159
kevinbahnz
Lieutenant
kevinbahnz's Avatar
25
Rep
519
Posts

 
Drives: 2008 335xi sedan
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Ma-NC

iTrader: (1)

Quote:
Originally Posted by 3s4u2 View Post
Started my own business and worked hard for many years so I can relax now and enjoy life.
How many years did you work hard for before you start spending it and relax a little ...I'm 2 years in and I want to spend mine before I make it.
__________________
<img src=http://i189.photobucket.com/albums/z164/kevinbahnz/08-23-2008030.jpg border=0 alt= />
Appreciate 0
      07-29-2012, 06:00 AM   #160
northern_435GC
Private
northern_435GC's Avatar
Canada
0
Rep
69
Posts

 
Drives: 435 GC x-drive
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: alberta

iTrader: (0)

Got an engineering job for a big oil company, saved first 3 months salary = 335xi

Appreciate 0
      07-29-2012, 06:38 AM   #161
tamster00
Uhh, Hi =)
United_States
2
Rep
279
Posts

 
Drives: 11' E90 335i, 12' Fit Sport
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: Daly City

iTrader: (2)

Send a message via MSN to tamster00
Bought a CPO 328i due to DD taking a dump, upgraded few months ago to 335i, all paid from working as a cooperate slave
__________________
Was - 08' E90 328i|Sparkling Graphite Metallic|AA Tune|Steptronic|Navigation|Comfort Access|Sport|Matte Black Kidneys

Now - 11' E90 335i Performance Edition|Space Gray Metallic|Sport|Premium|Navigation|Steptronic|JB4|E R Charge Pipe|HP Autowerks Foam Filter
Appreciate 0
      07-29-2012, 09:39 AM   #162
Chriztofor
Colonel
Chriztofor's Avatar
United_States
42
Rep
2,720
Posts

 
Drives: '06 325i Auto
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: Chicago Burbs

iTrader: (1)

Bought my 2006 used in 2010 and paid $17,400 with 49,000 miles on the odometer. Everyone thinks I spent $$$$. Shhhhhh, Bmws are cheap.
__________________
If no codes are being thrown use Chevron Techron fuel injector cleaner (concentrate). It solves rpm fluctuating upon cold start-up. Also, for most BMW problems start off by scanning your car with the Peake Research Tool. It contains the actual BMW codes. If you want to register a newly installed battery for free (just buy a $10 cable) and google/download BMWLogger
Appreciate 0
      07-29-2012, 01:26 PM   #163
J3NGOe90
Captain
United_States
12
Rep
706
Posts

 
Drives: e92 335i 6speed MT only!
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: brooklyn

iTrader: (1)

Robbed the bank!
Appreciate 0
      07-29-2012, 11:39 PM   #164
THE JEDI
Major
24
Rep
1,439
Posts

 
Drives: 2005 Z4 2.5i
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: JAPAN, Okinawa

iTrader: (0)

Kept my credit decent and waited till the time was right
Appreciate 0
      07-30-2012, 12:39 AM   #165
parksjm7
Private
parksjm7's Avatar
1
Rep
52
Posts

 
Drives: E92 07 335i
Join Date: May 2012
Location: Edison, NJ

iTrader: (0)

Garage List
2007 BMW 335i  [0.00]
2002 Honda  [0.00]
This thread is the deepest one I've read on this site - really makes one appreciate the BMW and everything else he/she has so far - so here's my story

Son receives accord coupe as high school grad gift

Son keeps it for ten years with modifications

Son becomes accountant

Son gets married

Son gets sensible Hyundai 2.0t sedan in anticipation of family

Father drives around in a lowered accord coupe with intake

Sons wife gets pregnant

Son drives pregnant wife to dealership

- Hyundai = 335i E92

Son goes to Vegas with his dudes

Son becomes father

The new father can't wait for his daily commute

Okay. Too Long Didn't Read
Appreciate 0
      07-30-2012, 02:59 AM   #166
kitkat1723
Lieutenant
kitkat1723's Avatar
United_States
9
Rep
506
Posts

 
Drives: e90 325i - sold
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: Round Lake, IL

iTrader: (5)

Garage List
2006 E90 325i  [4.75]
Quote:
Originally Posted by BMWcoupe335ii
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
Love this story! Always told myself I'd decide who got my money based on how I was treated lol
Appreciate 0
      07-30-2012, 11:01 AM   #167
dontburndapig
Private First Class
Puerto Rico
1
Rep
136
Posts

 
Drives: 2011 E90 335i Sp/Pr/Ppk
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: Puerto Rico

iTrader: (0)

Hard work. It's a gift to myself for the ridiculous business travel time spent since mid 2010. Got an ok deal with 0.9% interest rate for 5 years.
Appreciate 0
      07-30-2012, 06:11 PM   #168
3s4u2
Beamer Mantic
3s4u2's Avatar
United_States
8
Rep
796
Posts

 
Drives: 2006 325i Prem
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Texas

iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by kevinbahnz View Post
How many years did you work hard for before you start spending it and relax a little ...I'm 2 years in and I want to spend mine before I make it.
You will know when it's time...
__________________
2006 325i
2006 M5


Appreciate 0
      07-30-2012, 08:18 PM   #169
Blackhawk36
Lieutenant
Blackhawk36's Avatar
United_States
6
Rep
545
Posts

 
Drives: 2007 335i 6MT No iDrive
Join Date: May 2009
Location: MD

iTrader: (0)

Cash Money. Sold my 2004 Silverado in 2006 when mobilized Iraq. In the sandbox for 18 months. Wife decided I needed a nice car when I got home. Paid $38K USD (Silverado money + savings) to a dealer in Bahrain through the BMW military sales program in August. Picked up my 335i in Baltimore in October 2007 after getting off the plane. I love the car. 75k miles so far.
Appreciate 0
      07-30-2012, 08:48 PM   #170
burger16b
Second Lieutenant
burger16b's Avatar
3
Rep
258
Posts

 
Drives: 135i
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: LI, NY, CT

iTrader: (0)

Work my ass off an budget my money to make the payments
Appreciate 0
      07-30-2012, 08:48 PM   #171
GVFlyer
Large Member
GVFlyer's Avatar
4
Rep
312
Posts

 
Drives: E92 M3 DCT ZCP
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Somewhere in the air.

iTrader: (0)

DINK. (Now)
__________________

Appreciate 0
      07-30-2012, 09:02 PM   #172
pruettfan
Lieutenant Colonel
21
Rep
1,515
Posts

 
Drives: 2006 330i
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Oro Valley, AZ

iTrader: (0)

Bought it used. 24k 3 years old and 45k miles. Not sure I would buy one new but I could.
Appreciate 0
      07-30-2012, 09:07 PM   #173
fireline43
Lieutenant
9
Rep
497
Posts

 
Drives: 2013 Mercedes C250
Join Date: May 2012
Location: South Florida

iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by pruettfan View Post
Bought it used. 24k 3 years old and 45k miles. Not sure I would buy one new but I could.
I wouldn't. Way overpriced after I've had one. Slight differences are not worth the money they demand
Appreciate 0
      07-30-2012, 09:16 PM   #174
Ehwnnc
Second Lieutenant
Ehwnnc's Avatar
21
Rep
237
Posts

 
Drives: 135i
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: North Carolina

iTrader: (0)

Worked 50+ hours a week so i felt like i deserve something nice to show for my hard work. Also i got bored one night and totaled up the amount i spent on my hatch (92 civic) and it came out to be 8500 not counting the price the car . realized i was dumb to invest that money in a honda so i sold it for next to nothing and bought the bmw
Appreciate 0
      07-30-2012, 09:33 PM   #175
losingmylycosa
Second Lieutenant
losingmylycosa's Avatar
United_States
2
Rep
237
Posts

 
Drives: 2007 BMW Z4 M Coupe
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: Denver

iTrader: (1)

Started out by doing the Kessel Run in 12 parsecs....
Got in trouble with a big boss...
On the lam now...
Appreciate 0
      07-30-2012, 10:55 PM   #176
Willbleich637
Banned
1
Rep
63
Posts

 
Drives: 325xi arctic silver
Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: Northeast pa

iTrader: (0)

ex proffessional athlete and amazing credit for age 20
Appreciate 0
Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 03:06 PM.




e90post
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.0
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
1Addicts.com, BIMMERPOST.com, E90Post.com, F30Post.com, M3Post.com, ZPost.com, 5Post.com, 6Post.com, 7Post.com, XBimmers.com logo and trademark are properties of BIMMERPOST