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      06-24-2013, 12:57 PM   #1
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Who has buyer's remorse?

If you do, why?
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      06-24-2013, 01:02 PM   #2
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Buying a car is supposed to be a thoroughly thought decision. When you make a decision like that, you can't have buyer's remorse. But I''m 42, maybe I see things in a different way...
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      06-24-2013, 01:13 PM   #3
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I thought through the purchase (make/model/year/options), and am extremely happy with the end result. I got it nearly 99% how I wanted it (one of the only two options the car doesn't have is active cruise). Not necessarily remorseful, but sometimes I wish I had my old car back. With the coupe, I'm always obsessing with parking, dings/dents/scratches, etc. Didn't care too much about the cosmetic issues with the other car.
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      06-24-2013, 01:19 PM   #4
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      06-24-2013, 01:30 PM   #5
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I sorta have it. I don't really have any issue with the cars themselves, it is more the other owners. I hate being associated with comments like the post above. "If you have the cash for it". WTF, pretty sure anyone with a job can buy a 2007 335i, Mr. Moneybags. Some of you are such stereotypical BMW douchebags.
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      06-24-2013, 01:42 PM   #6
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I sorta have it. I don't really have any issue with the cars themselves, it is more the other owners. I hate being associated with comments like the post above. "If you have the cash for it". WTF, pretty sure anyone with a job can buy a 2007 335i, Mr. Moneybags. Some of you are such stereotypical BMW douchebags.
Probably bad to assume...but I think that that post meant...if it's within your means to purchase a bmw...there isn't much to regret since you end up owning a bmw.

Then again...re-reading what I just wrote...I sound pretty douchy too.
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      06-24-2013, 01:51 PM   #7
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Last time I checked this was e90post and not Benzworld, hard to regret The Ultimate Driving Machine if you have the cash for it.
Yeah the way these cars depreciated it doesn't take much to own an e90. You can get a good pre-lci e90 335i for 16-18k tops. Seriously, the only requirement to finance that is to have a steady job.
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I hate being associated with comments like the post above. "If you have the cash for it". WTF, pretty sure anyone with a job can buy a 2007 335i, Mr. Moneybags. Some of you are such stereotypical BMW douchebags.
This x 1,000. I bought my 2010 335i used, in cash to be practical and not "blow my wad" on something expensive.

BTW, I have no buyer's remorse whatsoever. I did my research and patiently waited to find the right deal on the car I wanted. Got it 6 months ago and so far, it's living up to the expectation.

Like CombatNinja, my only real disappointment is the number of douchenozzles driving the same car thinking they are BAMFs just because they hold the keys to a German car that isn't a VW. It's an entry level BMW FFS. Get over your bad self.
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      06-24-2013, 01:59 PM   #9
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Last time I checked this was e90post and not Benzworld, hard to regret The Ultimate Driving Machine if you have the cash for it.
I think this is where a lot of folks end up with buyers remorse... Simply living in a crap Apartment, in a crap part of town, then over extending on a car so they can be "somebody" leads to tears.

Knew a guy in Florida I worked with, bought a NEW MB SL500 because he was a "Baller"... idiot lived in a crap apartment by MacDill AFB in Tampa... But he's shelling out 6 figures for a car.

Was endlessly entertaining listening to him and all the bad shit happening to his 100K+ car while living in the hood. He seemed truly baffled.
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I have buyer's remorse all summer for buying X-Drive, and then all winter I'm happy. If only you could remove it...
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I sorta have it. I don't really have any issue with the cars themselves, it is more the other owners. I hate being associated with comments like the post above. "If you have the cash for it". WTF, pretty sure anyone with a job can buy a 2007 335i, Mr. Moneybags. Some of you are such stereotypical BMW douchebags.
It's not so bad out in the world, just really bad here. And Bimmerforums, and the local BMWCCA... Yeah OK it's bad.

But BMW is adjusting to it's new fanbase, cars are fatter, slower, loaded with dumb shit... It's symbiosis, I just hope when I'm done with this BMW I'll be old enough to want to drive a Mercedes or Audi.

Also, I don't think the guy meant "BIG MONEY" to own a BMW, just actual money. They are still more expensive even pre-owned than a lot of other vehicles that folks might buy who instead STRETCH to afford a "lifestyle" appliance. Busily fantasizing about having "arrived".
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      06-24-2013, 02:26 PM   #12
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      06-24-2013, 02:33 PM   #13
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Had buyers remorse with my 2009 328xi coupe.
No regrets with my 335 vert
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      06-24-2013, 03:04 PM   #14
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I do regret a little with getting a pre LCI instead of an LCI. I love the Angel Eyes and the M tech bumpers. Easy fixes with mods of course so it's not really THAT bad. The future problems scare the hell out of me... lol, but that's a part of life. I did tons of research for like 3 solid years and knew what I was getting into. I searched and searched for 1 that was kept with impeccable records and I could not be happier with this car. Lots of plans for her... makes my fiancÚ a little jealous in all honesty. Lolz
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      06-24-2013, 03:51 PM   #15
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No regrets here, found a second hand w/ warranty w/ m-sport package w/ 40,000km for a few thousand $ less than ones without m-sport package.

Always loved the BMW red interior.

One problem is that BSM seems kinda rare, all the 1M bumpers are in JB And also, it's hard to modify a black car.
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One of the reasons I moved on from BMW was the fact that at every stop light there are at least a couple of BMW's and more times than not they were the same 335i I had. Seriously, there are more of these cars on the road than Camaros or Mustangs, at least in Houston.

Then I drive by the high school near my home and see the parking lot littered with late model Bimmers. I live in a very middle class area, but when a family can pickup a 3 to 5 year old BMW for under 20K, it is hard to resist the crying of the 16 year old.

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I sorta have it. I don't really have any issue with the cars themselves, it is more the other owners. I hate being associated with comments like the post above. "If you have the cash for it". WTF, pretty sure anyone with a job can buy a 2007 335i, Mr. Moneybags. Some of you are such stereotypical BMW douchebags.
For the first time ever I sort of agree with you I HATE being associated with the young BMW douchebag clan. That's why I have subtle mods and keep everything OEM. I hate the boy racer guys on here.
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No major regrets actually with the car

No regrets with the specification as I got everything I wanted even down to the ambient interior lighting package



Only one major downfall

I have to be that extra bit careful about the little decisions i use to take for granted in other cars such as

- Thinking twice about Leaving iit parked publicly ( don't want any scratches or bumps )
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Buying a car is supposed to be a thoroughly thought decision. When you make a decision like that, you can't have buyer's remorse. But I''m 42, maybe I see things in a different way...
I probably don't spend as much time evaluating my car purchases as I'm inferring Castle does, but in general, I have to agree that one should not have buyer's remorse over a car purchase. I can understand, after living with a car for 4-6 years, maybe thinking that this or that could be improved upon, but I don't think I could see that as remorse, per se. But there's no doubt that at 40+ and 50+, you and I, respectively, see things differently than do most folks who are active on Bimmerpost.

I am going out on a limb here, but it doesn't surprise me that folks here might have buyers' remorse. Afterall, look how often you see posts here asking complete strangers what is the right car to buy. I'd regret a lot of my choices too if I followed the albeit well intentioned advice of folks who could not possibly know what is the right choice for my circumstances. Ditto were I to spend my time indulging those strangers' opinions rather than using it to perform my own assessment, for then not only might I regret my final choice, but also the time I wasted listening to those people.

I fthink nothing is to be gained by ceding to others who, regardless of how much they know about the car, know little to nothing about me. It's my personality, life style, habits, likes and dislikes, etc. that will determine the suitability of any car, for after all, we are talking about a car. No one car (mass produced car, at least) is all that different from any other, so it doubtful that any stranger is going to have something to offer that's relevant to my purchase and subsequent use of the car. I'll grant, however, that if one's never seen a car, never read about a car, never rode in a car, never heard about a thing called "a car," perhaps then asking strangers for help is better than not asking at all.
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I bought my car 3 years ago, then bought a house, had a child, and got married.

So, yes, I have a bit of buyer's remorse, but only a little.
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