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      12-04-2012, 09:57 AM   #67
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This ridiculous post at first was laughable, but realistically, its incredibly eye-opening. IMO you must make a minimum of 2.5x the price of your car to "afford" it, including potential maintenance and break-downs. For you kids making $10/hr and buying expensive cars, call your momma and bi$tch at her for not teaching you a damn thing about responsibility. <Rant over>
We all have different priorities. When I was young and dumb, I blew a lot of my money on stupid stuff. Sometimes the best lessons we learn about life and responsibility are those that come from our own mistakes.
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      12-04-2012, 11:30 AM   #68
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By having a wife that works too. I pay for my toys, and she pays for hers!
yeah, thats my story.....and i feel bad. i have 2 expensive hobbies, cars and skiing in alps VIP style before i was hooked on expensive electronics as well

hopefully will make enough money next year to pay for her toys as well
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      12-04-2012, 11:32 AM   #69
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does the last category make you condescending and a bit offensive or is that just you? I went to school. Worked hard.
7 years of school after highschool, but not gonna ridicule fellow bimmer lovers for finding a quicker way there. no need to offend people.
I was not trying to offend you at all if I did my apologies, Just seems theres alot
of whiney spoiled rich kids amongst many down to earth enthusiasts..

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Quik sounds like he needs to be in a luxury line f30. Lol. Some ppl are better off than others from the start. 50 hours a week is nothing. Try 70. And no lunch break.
Oh I know 50 hours a week is no wheres near 70 thats hustling... Some are def better off from the get go..

I wish I could stomach blowing so much $$ an F30 lol, I hunted around for my car for over a year and secured a really good deal.
Do not want huge payments after mortgage and supporting my other turbo car
I really wanna get back into an E30 I miss that car.
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      12-04-2012, 12:28 PM   #70
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      12-04-2012, 12:30 PM   #71
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Proper money management will take you a long way..
That will be my story as well. I've carried my 96 Mustang for about 11 years now with no car payment, and saved a lot in the mean time. Hoping to buy a 2011 335i in a couple months. I don't make 2.5x the price of a used 2011 335i, but I don't plan on having a big car note either.
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      12-04-2012, 01:27 PM   #72
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      12-04-2012, 01:32 PM   #73
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Car is paid for as of today...Thats how i can now afford my mods
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      12-04-2012, 01:37 PM   #74
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I've heard they've lowered their standards. Not being offensive as if you were inadequate before. My friend donates to pay his credit card bill once they allowed shorter men to donate their Xs and Ys.
haha really? I would not know because i was just kidding, that is interesting though! and I am 6'2 haha so id be fine no matter what!
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      12-04-2012, 01:39 PM   #75
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you kids making barely above minimum wage and buying $40k+ cars used for like $20k... that's still more than your annual income! LOL. you kids have terrible decision making skills in personal finance.
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      12-04-2012, 01:47 PM   #77
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Quik sounds like he needs to be in a luxury line f30. Lol. Some ppl are better off than others from the start. 50 hours a week is nothing. Try 70. And no lunch break.
+1 I know what that's like.... I'm happy if I hit 50 Hrs a week...

for me since i been driving I've been working in the field professionally but never been to into mod's. only thing i've always been concerned about is sound systems. But i do them whenever I have some extra cash or just want to buy myself something. But as well as everything else I do I have a budget of how much I'm going to spend on modding. I'm generally really good with my budgets and usually stay within my means.

if it wasn't for online shopping i wouldn't be able to have any mods lol
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      12-04-2012, 01:56 PM   #78
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Why a 2011? Get a CPO 09/10 335. The N54 with the newest hpfp is reliable and the is more capable of more power when modding.
Long story short, I'm a n00b when it comes to this. I'm not a car enthusiast and am still learning a lot about cars. The 96 Mustang was given to me by my father as a graduation present from college in 2001 (bought used). So this will be my first car purchase. And everything I know about cars is from attempting small DIY items on the Mustang over the past 3-4 years.

I plan on making a thread about it eventually, but the short story is I was leaning to 2011 because of the fuel economy of the N55 and some other reviews I read about it vs the 2010.
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This ridiculous post at first was laughable, but realistically, its incredibly eye-opening. IMO you must make a minimum of 2.5x the price of your car to "afford" it, including potential maintenance and break-downs. For you kids making $10/hr and buying expensive cars, call your momma and bi$tch at her for not teaching you a damn thing about responsibility. <Rant over>
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&lt;Sorry...couldn't resist>

Well played sir.
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This ridiculous post at first was laughable, but realistically, its incredibly eye-opening. IMO you must make a minimum of 2.5x the price of your car to "afford" it, including potential maintenance and break-downs. For you kids making $10/hr and buying expensive cars, call your momma and bi$tch at her for not teaching you a damn thing about responsibility. <Rant over>
Very true... though when you have the money you still have to be careful

When I got my first job after college I wasn't used to the income and burned through it pretty quickly, not really having a concept of how to manage money of a larger amount.

Though I'm still young the last 4 years has taught me a ton about how/when to spend and how to save money effectively.

Living life is the best learning tool there is.
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This ridiculous post at first was laughable, but realistically, its incredibly eye-opening. IMO you must make a minimum of 2.5x the price of your car to "afford" it, including potential maintenance and break-downs. For you kids making $10/hr and buying expensive cars, call your momma and bi$tch at her for not teaching you a damn thing about responsibility. &lt;Rant over>
Very true... though when you have the money you still have to be careful

When I got my first job after college I wasn't used to the income and burned through it pretty quickly, not really having a concept of how to manage money of a larger amount.

Though I'm still young the last 4 years has taught me a ton about how/when to spend and how to save money effectively.

Living life is the best learning tool there is.
Amen.
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