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      07-10-2012, 11:41 PM   #67
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I live within 4 miles of my workplace and parking is a bitch, so I bike commute. It's easier, faster and and I love the exercise.

When I do drive it's usually to the mountains or the coast, that's a least 120 miles round trip. That's the reason I bought a BMW.
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      07-11-2012, 04:39 AM   #68
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Very true, but on paper.

By keeping the miles down on a car, it will last longer. If you're keeping it 10+ years, imho it's good to keep the miles on the low side.

Depreciation on a Carrera 4S is about $56/day in year one. Do you really somehow offset that by driving it all over the place? You accelerate it. Keep in mind many 3 yo. cars will have 15k or less.
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I agree with you on the longevity side...but like airplanes, if you really love a car, anything can be maintained/repaired to last for a very long time until you can no longer get parts or justify the costs.

And for $56 of depreciation a day...I'd be out enjoying my disappearing money! Depreciation really sucks, but I think if the depreciation or cost per mile of a car feels excessive to its owner, the owner may have bought a car that is too expensive for his budget. I personally won't buy a car I cannot afford to drive unless it has a prancing horse or something exotic on the front!
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      07-11-2012, 07:21 AM   #69
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I love my e90, but it's purely a commuter car (to and from work) and for chores. I only live 3 miles on bike or 4 in car away from work, but have another business that I often have to leave work for in the middle of the day. I'm sure I'm caking up my if.
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      07-11-2012, 07:51 AM   #70
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Drive 70-80 miles a day, about 75% being highway. Was worried about a 6spd being my main daily driver but its been a blast.

Have my wifes 92 Miata to putt around in anytime I want to give the BMW a breather but the poor Mazda is on its last legs and isn't a great choice for the long commute. I'm already planning her next car since I can use both because she takes the train to work.
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      07-11-2012, 08:01 AM   #71
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i put in approximately 65 miles / day, 5 days a week, mostly highway miles.

our X3 is our family / weekend vehicle.
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      07-11-2012, 08:35 AM   #72
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While I live a mile from work, I'll still drive most of the time to set my mind.
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      07-11-2012, 08:58 AM   #73
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Yes. My e92 is my daily driver. I drive it to the office, the airport, the dry cleaners, the grocery store, the movies, the beach, etc. Where every I'm going and I know I'm only taking myself and one other person, it's the car I drive. Only times I don't drive it are when I know it won't suit the purpose such as to haul large objects, go camping in the mountains, deep snow has fallen, etc.
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      07-11-2012, 09:09 AM   #74
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70 miles round trip to my work, but I only do 3 12 hour shifts. Its one of the best parts of the day, even with traffic. People said I would regret a manual, but not yet.
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      07-11-2012, 09:14 AM   #75
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Sorry, I did not notice the Swiss flag on your profile, I thought I was one of only two in Switzerland on this forum, now we are three.
How close are you to Murten? Its a town right outside of Fribourg, i lived there for a good while...
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      07-11-2012, 09:39 AM   #76
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Yes, DD; except on country roads up to the cottage. Might as well enjoy the car.
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      07-11-2012, 09:46 AM   #77
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      07-11-2012, 01:40 PM   #78
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How close are you to Murten? Its a town right outside of Fribourg, i lived there for a good while...
Hi, I am just outside of Zurich, so about 1 1/2 to 2 hours away, what made you go back State side?
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Hi, I am just outside of Zurich, so about 1 1/2 to 2 hours away, what made you go back State side?
its a long story,

i love it, my heart will always be Switzerland,

i should be going back for some business actually in Frauenfeld und Neuchatel/Murten for pleasure
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100 miles a day round trip commute, 5 days a week.

yes it sucks putting miles on the car. but i spend a minimum of 2 hours a day driving, and life's too short and valuable to not try and enjoy every minute of it.

with all that driving, what if i get into an accident and die tomorrow? what good would a low mileage car be at that point? cars are just things, they will come and go no matter how much we baby them. (and believe me i baby mine as much as i possibly can)
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      07-11-2012, 03:53 PM   #81
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Mine is daily driven. Why?

"ULTIMATE DRIVING MACHINE"

not "ULTIMATE GARAGE QUEEN"

granted, my commute is 5 miles one way,
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      07-11-2012, 04:03 PM   #82
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its a long story,

i love it, my heart will always be Switzerland,

i should be going back for some business actually in Frauenfeld und Neuchatel/Murten for pleasure
well if you make it over and you fancy a few beers, let me know.

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      07-11-2012, 04:50 PM   #83
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100 miles a day round trip commute, 5 days a week.

yes it sucks putting miles on the car. but i spend a minimum of 2 hours a day driving, and life's too short and valuable to not try and enjoy every minute of it.

with all that driving, what if i get into an accident and die tomorrow? what good would a low mileage car be at that point? cars are just things, they will come and go no matter how much we baby them. (and believe me i baby mine as much as i possibly can)
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      07-11-2012, 08:25 PM   #84
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I'm averaging 325 km per day 6/7
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      07-11-2012, 09:55 PM   #86
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50 mile round trip daily commute + lots of weekend driving

its been 5 months since i got my car i already put 10k miles on it
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