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      10-18-2007, 11:07 PM   #1
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How much have you spent on your car?

Just curious..... Since I've gotten my car, I have been bit by the mod bug. Spent over 10K on my car already.

I keep telling myself I'll stop.... hopefully soon tho

Maybe I'll stop on the e46 when I get the 1 series.
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      10-18-2007, 11:07 PM   #2
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zero in mods...dont wanna void that good ole warranty for its next owner.
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      10-18-2007, 11:10 PM   #3
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Not enough. but I would say about 3500.
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      10-18-2007, 11:12 PM   #4
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About $5k on my old car, probably have only spent a few hundred on my new one. But then again, I've only had it for about a month.
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I have yet to find a mod that's worth the money. I'd rather buy a faster/better/more expensive car than mod a cheaper car. i.e. rather than put $10k into a 3, I'd buy an M3. Mods are good, but only on high-end cars that are at or near the top of the game where increasing performance cost exponentially more $, the 3 series isn't one of those types of cars. ex. 911 Turbo, M5, Ford GT, etc. The next echelon of cars after that cost about $100k more.
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shit, if i had that kind of money id buy a gtstreet for monday, an ascari a10 for tuesday, a DBS for wednesday and id just ride jessica alba the rest of the week.
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      10-18-2007, 11:15 PM   #6
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zero in mods...dont wanna void that good ole warranty for its next owner.
I have all these mods on my car and get it serviced fine.

everything still under warrenty for me.

Maybe it depends on your area
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      10-18-2007, 11:16 PM   #7
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I have yet to find a mod that's worth the money. I'd rather buy a faster/better/more expensive car than mod a cheaper car. i.e. rather than put $10k into a 3, I'd buy an M3.
I didnt think I would spend that much

Modding it is a hobby for me. I guess everyone is different
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      10-18-2007, 11:38 PM   #8
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I have an M3 and spent 12K on it alone. Wheels are already half that price. Does that mean I should save my money and upgrade to an M5?
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      10-18-2007, 11:40 PM   #9
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Maybe $1000? Still need to get snows and wheels, that'll bump things a few thousand.
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      10-19-2007, 01:01 AM   #10
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I have yet to find a mod that's worth the money. I'd rather buy a faster/better/more expensive car than mod a cheaper car. i.e. rather than put $10k into a 3, I'd buy an M3. Mods are good, but only on high-end cars that are at or near the top of the game where increasing performance cost exponentially more $, the 3 series isn't one of those types of cars. ex. 911 Turbo, M5, Ford GT, etc. The next echelon of cars after that cost about $100k more.
You can't buy a single new car that has a sound system as nice as a well-planned out one.
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      10-19-2007, 01:03 AM   #11
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Hmm like $2,000
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      10-19-2007, 02:05 AM   #12
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Do you really wanna know?

What I pay 15g, What most pay 25g. Wheels and brakes retail at 11g.
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      10-19-2007, 02:40 PM   #13
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Just did 3k on the new car... But when I had a WRX it had 16k worth of parts. Got in 2 magazines and sold it for.... 17k

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way to waste money. But its what I love
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      10-19-2007, 02:45 PM   #14
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You can't buy a single new car that has a sound system as nice as a well-planned out one.
I'll give you that, exhaust is a must.
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~$4-$5k so far.
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I'll give you that, exhaust is a must.
Bleh, don't give me that. All exhaust systems sound raspy and like crap, I won't ever own one on any car I drive. I don't want my BMW to sound like a Honda.
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approx. $5,000, give or take a few hundred bucks...of that, only $1,600 was spent on basic performance upgrades. just thought you'd all like to see the numbers for a non-BMW for comparison's sake.


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Cash flow hasn't been the greatest lately so I really haven't modded the new car much at all. I've probably only put about 2000 into it so far. I dropped $20k into my s2000 though.
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Installation costs included:

3300- Wheels
1,200- Tires
600- Turbo Tuner
400- H&R
1800- Milltek Sport Exhuast
200- Tint
400- V1

and then the little things here and there like no dust brake pads, oil changes every 3-4k miles.....

so about 8,000-8,500'ish so far......but i've got an OEM front lip, M-tech side skirts, cold air intake, E92 M3 trunk spoiler, Bilstien HD Shocks, AA intercooler, Ultimate Racing pedals, and other things coming so i'd say by mid 2008 i'll have spent well over 11k on it. Wow, i havent really sat down and broke this down but it sure doesnt feel too good when i see all these numbers adding up like this.
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$ 20.00 - Euro plate + Frame.
$ 15.00 - Grille.
$ 150.00 - Tints.

not much to mod on 325i performance wise.
but yes. i'm broke.
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