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      02-06-2013, 12:03 AM   #265
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      02-06-2013, 06:55 AM   #266
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      02-06-2013, 07:53 AM   #267
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      02-06-2013, 08:41 AM   #268
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I'm a 42 yo postal worker and it was time I got myself a toy.... 18 yrs on the job n 3 yrs military I jus thought I deserved something nice
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      02-06-2013, 10:40 AM   #269
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      02-06-2013, 10:43 AM   #270
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      02-06-2013, 11:10 AM   #271
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      02-06-2013, 11:18 AM   #272
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IT guy here, work as a Systems Administrator. Saved up cash and financed a little. Had an e46 330i for 3 years, I was due for an upgrade
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      02-06-2013, 11:21 AM   #273
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      02-06-2013, 11:22 AM   #274
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Managing a Retirement Plan for a living + No Kids + Little debt + Disciplined savings is how I can afford mine.
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      02-06-2013, 11:49 AM   #275
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I waited until I was 60 (and still working as construction project manager but kids through college and gone, etc.) and still financed 80% of the purchase. But I got my dream car (black 3 series) and because I waited so long, I got 300 HP to boot! I don't regret a thing . . .
Good for you =] Enjoy your car
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      02-06-2013, 01:19 PM   #276
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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.
story of my life .

Same thing except, I bought one used so I paid with cash. Had to borrow a few Gs from dad though.
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      02-06-2013, 01:26 PM   #277
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      02-06-2013, 01:34 PM   #278
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Came home debt free from a deployment. Figure i treat myself for all all the handwork and bs i put up with
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      02-06-2013, 07:39 PM   #279
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      02-06-2013, 07:45 PM   #280
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      02-06-2013, 07:52 PM   #281
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      02-06-2013, 09:08 PM   #282
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graduated electrical engineer technology
worked my ass off at a job that pays 40k/year for 1.5 years
quit that job cuz they ripped me off
Got another job that started at 60k/year
worked my ass off even harder at that job
asked for a 20% raise after 9 months
3 months later my co-worker/work partner quit so i took the opportunity to ask for another 20% and got it
i wanted a BMW ever since i can remember, i decided it's time and i deserve it.
I looked all over north america for the car I wanted.
bought my 08 335i cabrio - one of the best days of my life.
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      02-07-2013, 04:51 AM   #283
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Been working pretty much full time since I was 17(21 now). Saved up paid a deposit and financed the rest of it.
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      02-07-2013, 07:02 AM   #284
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      02-07-2013, 07:36 PM   #285
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Was lucky enough to get a scholarship that paid for my Master degree in Computer Science (no way I could have afforded it myself). Before graduating I had 2 job offers from big IT companies.
Started a family and drove a Mazda 3 (loved that car) for 3 more years so I could save for nicer car and house; last year we bought our first house and a very nice 09 CPO 328 with 27k miles on it. 2 more years to pay it off and loving every time on it. Now we have house, car, baby and dog; life is complete.
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      02-07-2013, 09:12 PM   #286
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