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      08-01-2012, 10:51 AM   #199
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Dad told me to find a good deal on a loaded 3 series for under $30k with low miles. This was May 2011, I just turned 16. The car was going to be his.

Being the 16 year old I was, I didn't care. That meant one thing, stock 335i coupe with sport package.

Found some good 335is, with no options. Showed the listings to my dad, he wouldn't consider them. He wanted iDrive, heated seats, the prem package, etc. I eventually found a nicely equipped 2007 335i sedan, but it sold before we got to test drive it. We test drove a different 335i that we didn't like and he said it had more power than I would need. 335i wasn't really an option then. All my weeks of avoiding and nitpicking 328is became futile.

Finally, in August 2011 I found the car. 2009 328i Sedan, loaded, with 3,500 miles. It was priced at $28,750(!). We took the 75 mile trip to the middle of nowhere, test drove it, and bought it. A 3500 mile car in the current bodystyle for $15k under sticker. It was practically brand new.

Now it's mine. I'm gonna spend some of my savings on tuning it and making it look better. I don't know why my dad bought me a nearly $30k first car, but I love it and I'll be driving it for awhile — I won't have a real job untill my early 30s if my plans work out.

Tl;dr my dad bought it.
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      08-01-2012, 11:02 AM   #200
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Dad told me to find a good deal on a loaded 3 series for under $30k with low miles. This was May 2011, I just turned 16. The car was going to be his.

Being the 16 year old I was, I didn't care. That meant one thing, stock 335i coupe with sport package.

Found some good 335is, with no options. Showed the listings to my dad, he wouldn't consider them. He wanted iDrive, heated seats, the prem package, etc. I eventually found a nicely equipped 2007 335i sedan, but it sold before we got to test drive it. We test drove a different 335i that we didn't like and he said it had more power than I would need. 335i wasn't really an option then. All my weeks of avoiding and nitpicking 328is became futile.

Finally, in August 2011 I found the car. 2009 328i Sedan, loaded, with 3,500 miles. It was priced at $28,750(!). We took the 75 mile trip to the middle of nowhere, test drove it, and bought it. A 3500 mile car in the current bodystyle for $15k under sticker. It was practically brand new.

Now it's mine. I'm gonna spend some of my savings on tuning it and making it look better. I don't know why my dad bought me a nearly $30k first car, but I love it and I'll be driving it for awhile I won't have a real job untill my early 30s if my plans work out.

Tl;dr my dad bought it.
Lol @ this story.

You know what I drove at 16? NJTransit. Fully equipped with killers, muggers, thugs, you name it. At least there was A/C.
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      08-01-2012, 11:08 AM   #201
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Lol @ this story.

You know what I drove at 16? NJTransit. Fully equipped with killers, muggers, thugs, you name it. At least there was A/C.
I was surprised that I got it, it was going to be his car. He still drives the same '98 Expedition that he bought off a friend for $5500, 5 years ago.
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      08-01-2012, 11:14 AM   #202
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Tl;dr Drop out of school and became a software engineer. Now I can afford basically whatever I want.
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      08-01-2012, 11:17 AM   #203
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      08-01-2012, 12:44 PM   #204
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After I bought my 7th investment property, i have enough cash flow generated to pay for the car payment without me putting out any $$.
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      08-01-2012, 12:50 PM   #205
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Dad told me to find a good deal on a loaded 3 series for under $30k with low miles. This was May 2011, I just turned 16. The car was going to be his.

Being the 16 year old I was, I didn't care. That meant one thing, stock 335i coupe with sport package.

Found some good 335is, with no options. Showed the listings to my dad, he wouldn't consider them. He wanted iDrive, heated seats, the prem package, etc. I eventually found a nicely equipped 2007 335i sedan, but it sold before we got to test drive it. We test drove a different 335i that we didn't like and he said it had more power than I would need. 335i wasn't really an option then. All my weeks of avoiding and nitpicking 328is became futile.

Finally, in August 2011 I found the car. 2009 328i Sedan, loaded, with 3,500 miles. It was priced at $28,750(!). We took the 75 mile trip to the middle of nowhere, test drove it, and bought it. A 3500 mile car in the current bodystyle for $15k under sticker. It was practically brand new.

Now it's mine. I'm gonna spend some of my savings on tuning it and making it look better. I don't know why my dad bought me a nearly $30k first car, but I love it and I'll be driving it for awhile I won't have a real job untill my early 30s if my plans work out.

Tl;dr my dad bought it.
my first car was a bucket. 79' Impala. kinda wish i still had it.
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      08-01-2012, 01:46 PM   #206
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my first car was a bucket. 79' Impala. kinda wish i still had it.
Why? You have a gorgeous 550i! My boss (dad's best friend) drives a 535i. I really like it.
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      08-01-2012, 01:57 PM   #207
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Why? You have a gorgeous 550i! My boss (dad's best friend) drives a 535i. I really like it.
why do i miss it or why did i have it. i kinda miss it cuz it was a different world. why did i have it:
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i was a criminal that got caught and went to work for the good guys. i get paid quite well for it.
lol

thanks for the complement on the 550. it needs to be modded bad but it's still fun as hell.
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      08-01-2012, 02:16 PM   #208
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I was surprised that I got it, it was going to be his car. He still drives the same '98 Expedition that he bought off a friend for $5500, 5 years ago.
are you a zyzz nuthugger? just asking because i see that quote under your name.
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      08-01-2012, 02:28 PM   #209
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are you a zyzz nuthugger? just asking because i see that quote under your name.
No. Maybe a Julius Caesar nuthugger if anything. I'm a history buff and he's my favorite guy from ancient history.
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      08-01-2012, 02:34 PM   #210
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No. Maybe a Julius Caesar nuthugger if anything. I'm a history buff and he's my favorite guy from ancient history.
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      08-01-2012, 02:38 PM   #211
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I may have stolen that high five. I feel like I have friends again.
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      08-01-2012, 02:47 PM   #212
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Despite being 22 now, I have an excellent paying job (VP of Ops/Regulatory Compliance) with one of the largest banks in the world. Beyond that, I've been saving the majority of my paychecks since I first started working, so I have quite a bit saved up, majority of which is invested into high yield funds (7-9% yield, average).

I did luck out at being able to graduate high school at 16 and obtain my Bachelors at 19 (and will be completing my Masters via night classes this winter). It definitely helped me jumpstart my career in corporate banking (which is my dream job; yes, I'm weird).
Very impressive. Congrats.
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      08-02-2012, 04:06 AM   #213
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Very impressive. Congrats.
Thanks.

I honestly attribute a lot of it to luck. School might have been partly my doing (getting out earlier than most), but moving up in the banking industry definitely was a mix of ambition and luck. Mostly luck, lol.

I went from Personal Banker, to Assistant Branch Manager/Senior Banker, to Branch Manager, to AVP of District Operations in two years, and recently took my VP position, and while banking is my forte... I know I'm not good enough to move that quickly without a lot of luck on my side.

So yeah, that's my story so far. I love my job, and thank everyday that I was able to excel in doing what I love. Personally, to me, it was a humbling experience.

Anyway, I'll stop rambling...
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      08-02-2012, 05:02 AM   #214
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      08-02-2012, 07:56 AM   #215
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After I bought my 7th investment property, i have enough cash flow generated to pay for the car payment without me putting out any $$.
How long have you been doing this for? Having a seventh property isn't easy!
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      08-08-2012, 11:40 PM   #216
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Nice story. I'm glad you got your reward in the end.

I resent your Accord comment, though. I'm still driving my 97 civic. Waiting to receive my offer letter before I buy my 335.
You misinterpreted my comment. My accord was lowered with tasteless rims, faded tint, and peeling paint on the hood, trunk and roof. It was not in good shape...
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      08-09-2012, 12:52 AM   #217
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How did I afford mine? Well...After I graduated high school I started going to community college part-time, a class here and there, nothing big. I worked full-time (and over-time) at my family's restaurant as a cook/server for about two years. Saved up all my tips, etc...I drove a 2005 Honda Civic that I got brand new. I wanted to upgrade and get a BMW, so I lurked on the internet for months trying to find a decent deal on a new one. Then, one late night, on Feb. 2, 2008 as I was headed home from a friend's dinner party an uninsured, unregistered, suspended license, racing, drunk driver (3rd DUI) sped into my lane hitting me head on as I tried to counter-steer. Car was totaled, luckily came out alive along with my passenger because of my maneuver and the culprit was later apprehended hiding in the nearby vineyards cuz he ran. Received settlement for the car, hospital costs, chiropractor, etc...I had free time on my hands once more and took to the internet to search for my beauty. Patience and lady luck were on my side this time as I came across an '07 328i w/less than 500miles on it. My dad went to check the car out with me and was reluctant to get the car, but then he was convinced and he co-signed with me. I payed my down payment in cash $1000 in One Dollar bills, $1000 in 20 Dollar bills and $500 in 100 Dollar bills! I still remember the look on the face of the lady that had to count the money hahahaha We've been happily married since Feb 19, 2008 and going strong
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      08-09-2012, 03:38 AM   #218
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I bought my first BMW (E30 325i that I still have) when I started working as a electrician trainee at the age of 17.

After this I had an e30 touring, a couple of e34's and a E39 530DAT. After working as an electrician for 4 years, I started working as a MWD engineer (measurements while drilling). In January I was sitting in my office at the rig feeling sorry for myself because I had jo work one week overtime. I started looking at car ads and suddenly I (my bank) was the owner of an E91 325i. :P
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      08-09-2012, 07:38 AM   #219
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I go into this office every weekday and as a result they give me money every two weeks. Because of this I was able to promise BMW that I would pay them back and those suckers believed me. It helped that I put a "good faith" payment of a few grand down before they lent me the rest.
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      08-09-2012, 07:39 AM   #220
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Worked my way through college and law school. Now I have my own solo practice at a young age and I've done well enough over the last five years to pay off my 2007 335i and mod it a lot. I wouldn't change anthing about the experience, especially the ED before the Welt was built.
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