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      03-01-2013, 01:54 AM   #67
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Ive started busting tables since i was 14. im 20 now and have a couple of investments and still sometime bust table, but moving on in greater things in life.
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      03-01-2013, 01:55 AM   #68
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buying a 50K car making 50K and saying "oh yeah, I can easily afford it" is foolish.
You're definitely correct. But the real point is, someone making $60k or $70k can relatively easily afford a $40k car that happens to be $20k cheaper after three years of depreciation, which I get the sense is much more common here.

And I don't want to hear about cost of ownership. An n54 with all maintenance and repairs done by the dealer out of warranty is wildly more expensive than an n52 maintained DIY or indy. And one that gets crashed into things is going to be wildly more expensive than one that doesn't . Comes down to owner's choices.
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      03-01-2013, 02:08 AM   #69
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dang a lot of you guys work, I think I'm the only one who's never had a job before. I'm graduating from pharmacy school this May. Parents bought me the 335 back in 07 when i was 21
and your 27 years old? and still havent had a job!!!?
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      03-01-2013, 06:25 AM   #70
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I got my 318I M-sport when i was 16 got my LR3 when i was 17 and now have my e90 and love it. Apart from the E46 I payed for the other 2. I work as a Car wholesaler and work extremely hard and soon i think i will upgrade!
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      03-01-2013, 09:36 AM   #71
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Lol @ thinking 300hp is a lot of hp.
Lol @ thinking 300hp/300tq in a ~3500 lb car isn't more than enough to get an inexperienced driver into a lot of trouble.
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      03-01-2013, 09:57 AM   #72
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22, Been in afghanistan for a year. Thought I deserved the best.

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      03-01-2013, 09:57 AM   #73
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So this is what you all talk about on the BMW forum...

Almost as bad as everyone talking about their cars "stance" on the g37 forum.

JK.

98 maxima in HS for $5800 paid for by working at 7/11. That bad boy lasted me all through college. Masters in EE, now a well paying job and this has now allowed me to buy an 08 G37s at the age of 23. Its really not that difficult. $40-50k cars that are now four years old can be had for $20-30k.

If your parents give you a car that you don't have to work for then congrats. I really don't give a sh*t. If one day they don't have people handing them things, then they are going to learn about life the hard way. I'm blessed to understand the hard work that goes into getting and education and supporting oneself.
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      03-01-2013, 09:58 AM   #74
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22, Been in afghanistan for a year. Thought I deserved the best.

328xi 2008
Yes sir, you do. Congrats on the bimmer and stay safe!!!
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      03-01-2013, 10:14 AM   #75
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I get asked this a lot esspecially since some of the people who ask know my history... basically dropped out of high school, applied for night school at colleges because they didn't require high school diploma, dropped out of that in the first semester... worked my way... now I'm a Senior unix admin at 24 and the youngest senior in my workplace =)

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      03-01-2013, 10:21 AM   #76
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Der i got into community college. But I drive a Bimmer so I'm the shit. Do you guys listen to yourselves. Sometime I wonder if there is anyone on Bimmerpost who is over the age of 18 and does not attend community college.

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I'll meet you behind the Kmart parking lot and we can fight about it...... Der
I actually got my 335is because I got into Johns Hopkins (#13 University in the US if I'm not mistaken). Sure, its my parents money (although I did pay for the down payment from work), but I feel that I deserved it, along with the Rolex for high school graduation with honors (a crown for every acheivement, right?) My parents would rather me get unpaid internships than waste time working somewhere where I will never get anywhere, even if I am making a couple of bucks... there just isn't as much time do have a full time, low-paying job and do well at an amazing higher educational institute.

I was asked to explain myself when I first joined, and I seemed to have won over most of the older populous of e90post, so I'm not going to explain myself again. Some are lucky, some aren't as lucky... my parents didn't have to give me anything, but they felt proud (and they have damn high standards for me).

An a**hole is going to be an a**hole whether he has a 10 year old civic or a brand new BMW. Money may be a factor, but its not the car you drive that makes you what you are, it's how you were raised...
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      03-01-2013, 11:01 AM   #77
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I'm a 25 yo DBA in Silicon Valley. Traditional boring story unfortunately. Went to college and graduated. Did a couple internships.. found a job.
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      03-01-2013, 11:32 AM   #78
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They start us young.... aka right out of the boat school, and I am young for my class.... still haven't earned those wings...1390 all the way..... and I have stated way to much.
How did you manage to squeeze in a Bachelor of Science degree which IIRC is still a requirement for pilot training?
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      03-01-2013, 03:57 PM   #79
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Im 18 a freshman in college, Ive started up my own car detailing company about 2 years ago while in high school, in the Easton, Massachusetts area, Ive been saving up for a bit and wanted a nice car. So I went and bought myself a 2008 328xi Coupe. If anyone is looking for car detailing work you can find me on facebook at Easton Auto Detailing, my name is Chris Jones or you can contact me through here!
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      03-01-2013, 04:12 PM   #80
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25, work in mortgage investigations (catching all the corrupt people that tanked the housing market in 2008!). Business is booming as you can imagine, and i'm pretty well off and wanted something nice
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      03-01-2013, 04:23 PM   #81
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I actually got my 335is because I got into Johns Hopkins (#13 University in the US if I'm not mistaken). Sure, its my parents money (although I did pay for the down payment from work), but I feel that I deserved it, along with the Rolex for high school graduation with honors (a crown for every acheivement, right?) My parents would rather me get unpaid internships than waste time working somewhere where I will never get anywhere, even if I am making a couple of bucks... there just isn't as much time do have a full time, low-paying job and do well at an amazing higher educational institute.

I was asked to explain myself when I first joined, and I seemed to have won over most of the older populous of e90post, so I'm not going to explain myself again. Some are lucky, some aren't as lucky... my parents didn't have to give me anything, but they felt proud (and they have damn high standards for me).

An a**hole is going to be an a**hole whether he has a 10 year old civic or a brand new BMW. Money may be a factor, but its not the car you drive that makes you what you are, it's how you were raised...
dude, chill.

you're almost as bad as that scarface prick

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      03-01-2013, 04:29 PM   #82
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I'm 18 drive a 2012 335i coupe
And well I got it for my 18 birthday
I do commericals..
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      03-01-2013, 04:40 PM   #83
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Parents paid for my first car wasnt that great but i loved it. I worked since i was 12 at an electric shop then when i was 15 started working in a factory. I wanted a car that got better than 9 miles to the gallon and my parents gave me the okay so i paid for all of it on the spot + trade in value of my truck.
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      03-01-2013, 04:53 PM   #84
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      03-01-2013, 05:47 PM   #85
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and your 27 years old? and still havent had a job!!!?
haha will be a staff pharmacist at at a chain pharmacy this August, first job ever
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      03-01-2013, 06:01 PM   #86
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I started working when I was 8 and saved every cent. Walked 5 miles to my job in the sulfur mines (uphill both ways) every day in spite of the fact that the average temperature in my town is 30 degrees below zero.

Then when I turned 16 my rich Mommy and Daddy bought me a BMW (even though I wanted a Porsche)
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      03-01-2013, 06:10 PM   #87
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how i got my 335? i bought it when i was 23, 25 now. i bought it with my own hard work and money, no parents. looking to buy my own place within the next year too. work as a business analyst consultant.
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