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The BMW E46 ///M3 is the M version E46 and puts out an amazing 333 HP and 262 lb-ft of torque at stock specs! There are an amazing amount of modifications for both the coupe and convertible models so read up and get started modifying your cars today!

View Poll Results: How did you get an E46 M3?
Paid cash 81 71.05%
Finanacing 33 28.95%
Leaseing 0 0%
Voters: 114. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 09-17-2013, 06:03 PM   #1
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This is not an attack/flame on young E46 M3 owners but I'm curious how many of you own VS. financed VS. leased (that is if you can still lease one) . I've met/seen a lot of young (early 20s) owners starting to own these cars.

Just a curious individual and no I am not in the market for one (going topless with the Z4)
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Old 09-17-2013, 07:48 PM   #2
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e46 M3s are going for $15-$20K. That's why you see younger people owning them. It is not rocket science or deserving of a poll.
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Old 09-17-2013, 07:55 PM   #3
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e46 M3s are going for $15-$20K. That's why you see younger people owning them. It is not rocket science or deserving of a poll.
This. A young person can own an m3 just like they can own a new civic. Although even at 20, $20k is a lot for a car. But most people have their priorities screwed so if you put all your money towards a car (a lot of kids do) they can afford an m3, or a new hyundia/Kia/Honda
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Old 09-17-2013, 08:15 PM   #4
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e46 M3s are going for $15-$20K. That's why you see younger people owning them. It is not rocket science or deserving of a poll.
Sure, its not rocket science regarding the fact that the M3 depreciated to affordable prices but I still think it deserves a poll to see how they are paying for the car.

I wouldn't be surprised if quite a few of the young owners don't realize the amount of service/maintenance that goes with ///M cars. Of course this doesn't include your DIYers.
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Old 09-17-2013, 08:34 PM   #5
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Old 09-17-2013, 09:05 PM   #6
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Sure, its not rocket science regarding the fact that the M3 depreciated to affordable prices but I still think it deserves a poll to see how they are paying for the car.

I wouldn't be surprised if quite a few of the young owners don't realize the amount of service/maintenance that goes with ///M cars. Of course this doesn't include your DIYers.
Change "young" to "old" and your statement still holds true. Say no to ageism.
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Old 09-17-2013, 09:07 PM   #7
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I'm 18 and bought my car wrecked for pretty cheap, it doesn't look that great yet but I've Been spending tons of money on it to fix it up the right way.
I guess you could say my priorities are pretty screwed up but I do pay and work for my own car and have never had help from either of my parents with it. Click image for larger version

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Old 09-17-2013, 09:09 PM   #8
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Also what they say about expecting to pay 1000-2000 when you first buy a used M is pretty true, I've already spent close to 1000 and haven't even done my diff/tranny/bushings yet.


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Huh... I didn't see the "OP is a *******" option on this poll
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I'm 18 and bought my car wrecked for pretty cheap, it doesn't look that great yet but I've Been spending tons of money on it to fix it up the right way.
I guess you could say my priorities are pretty screwed up but I do pay and work for my own car and have never had help from either of my parents with it. Attachment 527037
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It was totaled and I bought it all beat up.


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Change "young" to "old" and your statement still holds true. Say no to ageism.
This.

Lots of people, young and old, buy cool cars that have depreciated without realizing the cost of maintenance doesn't depreciate.
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Old 09-17-2013, 11:21 PM   #13
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Sure, its not rocket science regarding the fact that the M3 depreciated to affordable prices but I still think it deserves a poll to see how they are paying for the car.
Most 20yos don't have $15-20K saved so they'll be financing. Hell most working people, young and old, don't have 2 months pay saved.

Most dealers/banks do not lease 10yo cars.
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Sure, its not rocket science regarding the fact that the M3 depreciated to affordable prices but I still think it deserves a poll to see how they are paying for the car.

I wouldn't be surprised if quite a few of the young owners don't realize the amount of service/maintenance that goes with ///M cars. Of course this doesn't include your DIYers.

Even so, it means nothing. There are plenty of people with money that still go and finance a car anyways. So the poll still doesnt answer anything about who could afford what. If I financed my M3 , doesnt mean I couldnt pay cash for it, does it?
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Old 09-18-2013, 08:30 AM   #15
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30. Cash. Because financing a 10-year-old car that requires a good amount of maintenance seems like a silly thing to do.
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Most 20yos don't have $15-20K saved so they'll be financing. Hell most working people, young and old, don't have 2 months pay saved.
Seems like 66% paid cash according to the gallup pol here.
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