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      09-20-2013, 06:56 PM   #1
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Quickest Car to fit my budget.

I soon hope to be the proud owner of a new Bimmer.

I have $4-5 thousand to put down
Plus $12,000 trade in
And I want to spend about $420 per month

Help me find the quickest, best to live with car I can afford. You're opinions matter, because I want a car I can really get to know.

Thanks!
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      09-20-2013, 07:14 PM   #2
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U can get a high milage M3...
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I soon hope to be the proud owner of a new Bimmer.

I have $4-5 thousand to put down
Plus $12,000 trade in
And I want to spend about $420 per month

Help me find the quickest, best to live with car I can afford. You're opinions matter, because I want a car I can really get to know.

Thanks!
I would look at a 2006 E46 M3 or 2006-2008 E86 M Coupe. 370z is also an option.

Good luck.
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      09-20-2013, 07:19 PM   #4
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M3

I was looking at e92 m3's and I think I can get one in budget. You think that's best?
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      09-20-2013, 07:49 PM   #5
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I was looking at e92 m3's and I think I can get one in budget. You think that's best?
You probably can get one in budget.

The potential issues would be maintenance costs out of warranty. Not pretty.
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      09-20-2013, 08:12 PM   #6
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2008 M3 with 80k +miles or a 2010 335i with 40k +miles

Or a brand new Mustang GT. with your cash down and trade in, it'll be good to establish your credit as well.
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      09-20-2013, 08:13 PM   #7
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Have you considered how much you'll spend on gas, maintenance, and insurance?
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      09-20-2013, 08:16 PM   #8
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Gas maintenance and insurance are not a concern.

I have excellent credit. I don't want more than 45k miles on the M3. I've found a few nearby
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I have excellent credit. I don't want more than 45k miles on the M3. I've found a few nearby
I hate to burst your bubble but if you want an E92 with less than 45K miles is like asking a high class hooker to fuck your brains out for $10 bucks!!

If you wanna play, you gotta pay and dish out that mullah man!
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      09-20-2013, 10:08 PM   #10
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I soon hope to be the proud owner of a new Bimmer.

I have $4-5 thousand to put down
Plus $12,000 trade in
And I want to spend about $420 per month

Help me find the quickest, best to live with car I can afford. You're opinions matter, because I want a car I can really get to know.

Thanks!
Get a Z06 C6 Less expensive cars to maintain as well.
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      09-20-2013, 10:14 PM   #11
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135i. Smaller, lighter, and more nimble than a 335i. Great car for the money.
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      09-20-2013, 10:15 PM   #12
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I hate to burst your bubble but if you want an E92 with less than 45K miles is like asking a high class hooker to fuck your brains out for $10 bucks!!

If you wanna play, you gotta pay and dish out that mullah man!
Well said. Although, you're a short train ride away from a $10 hooker.
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pay more to get a lower mileage
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      09-21-2013, 12:28 AM   #15
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Look at PenFed payment saver auto loan.
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Quickest car for the money will never be a M3.
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Put that money towards a nice e46 m3. Has all the driving dynamics of the current m3 and some would say is even a better all around sportier car. Will not be the fastest but for the money, gobs better overall performance than the rest. I still love the e46 m3. I just dont get excited about non m 3series. I dont know why.
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      09-21-2013, 03:10 AM   #18
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If you want something quick, get a 2013/2014 Mustang GT Premium with GT Track Pack or Boss 302, Camaro SS 1LE.
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Pen Fed is the way to go

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Look at PenFed payment saver auto loan.

I pay $540 a month in a Pen Fed loan with zero down on a 2011 I bought in February.

If you join and have good credit the loans are low interest and they give you a balloon at the end of five years so you get lease payments plus you won the car. As income goes up pay more to reduce balloon.
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How long did you want to finance for? The term will greatly affect your monthly payment. If you do a 60-Month Term, with $12K trade and $5K down, you can probably afford around $40K car depending on your APR. If you do 48-Months, a car around $34K. 36-Months would be around $30K. You get the idea.

A high mileage E9X M3
A low mileage E46 M3
A current Mustang GT
and my sleeper pick is a Genesis Coupe 3.8 Track
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OP, for how many months? It seems that rather than worrying about monthly payments you should figure out what you're actual budget for the car is.
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If you want something quick, get a 2013/2014 Mustang GT Premium with GT Track Pack or Boss 302, Camaro SS 1LE.
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