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Old 05-03-2003, 04:46 PM   #181
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First new Bimmer 328Ci '00 at 32 yrs old. Could have bought lower model (318 or 323) a couple of years earlier, but was spending lots of money travelling and wanted to make sure I can afford their biggest I6 engine comfortably.

I am very surprised at how people under age of 23 / 25 can buy new BMWs on their own, since generally you are either in or just finishing college/university at this age; and part-time jobs would not cover the cost of a Bimmer, unless parents are paying for absolutely everything else (tuition, clothes, going out, music/movies, electronics, fast food, vacations etc......)

And lets not forget ridiculously high car insurance for guys under 25 years. Anyone under 25 yrs with a new Bimmer should consider themselves very lucky.


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Old 05-03-2003, 05:45 PM   #182
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my very first BMW is a M3!!!
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Old 05-03-2003, 07:21 PM   #183
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this is tooo funny ......i give props to all who pay for the car themselves. i got my car from daddy when i was 19

16 - 1988 300E - getto benz
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now im 21 just bored
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Old 05-03-2003, 08:47 PM   #184
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15yrs old - 1992 pontiac firebird
16yrs old - 2000 Passport (mom bought)
17yrs old - 2001 Sport Trac (mom bought)
18yrs old - 1999 328i ( I Bought )


however i will tell ya how i bought it with my money.. feb. 2000 i lost my dad in a car accident.. guy ran read light and hit dads car driver side.. he said he was looking at balloons.. this is the kicker tho.. he got prob. 100 community hours and $600 fine.. GA court system
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Old 05-03-2003, 11:42 PM   #185
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23 AND I BOUGHT MY OWN MOMMY AND DADDY DIDNT PAY FOR ANY OF IT

Damn spoiled kids around here.

And this thread shoulda been a poll.
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Old 05-03-2003, 11:51 PM   #186
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parents got me my 2000 323i when i was 17 a couple of months ago... now 18... they pay for car and insurance, i pay for gas and mods... crashed my first car (2002 jeep grand cherokee limited) but don't call me spoiled cause i began my own local motorsport business with my friends and plan on paying them back in the near future
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Old 05-04-2003, 12:04 AM   #187
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Dad bought my first BMW when I was 15, which is my current car, and drove it with my parents for a month until I got my license...I pay for all mods unless it's like a B-day present or something. My personal goal is to have a brand new M3 (or another car of similar price) paid for by me by age 28...
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Old 05-04-2003, 12:17 AM   #188
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I really dont get how some 16 n 17 yr olds. can pay for their own bimmers.....kids these days!
Dont front!

Just be grateful to your parents and know that you guys are very fortunate!

1st bimmer- 22(330ci)
23... still makin payments
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Old 05-04-2003, 02:29 AM   #189
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the 16 and 17 year olds .....who apparently help pay for the car ...your $5 contribution doesn't count

all the people who pay for the car ur self

DON"T HATE


BOOOYAKASHA .....

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Old 05-04-2003, 03:35 AM   #190
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Old 05-04-2003, 04:24 AM   #191
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why is this thread so long?
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Old 05-04-2003, 10:04 AM   #192
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the 16 and 17 year olds .....who apparently help pay for the car ...your $5 contribution doesn't count
as a 17-19 year old it is a lot easier to make a car payment than a 25-28 year old because the younger crowd doesnt have the bills that the older guys do. us younger kids either live with parents or at college so the only expenses we have are really going out, food, whatever. so if you work 30 hours a week give or take you can easily make a grand a month roughly and its all pure cash to spend, thats how all these "16 and 17 year olds" pay for their cars. if you have a 500 a month payment, thats easily made for a kid my age as long as you work pretty hard for it, its not that difficult
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Old 05-04-2003, 07:43 PM   #193
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why is this thread so long?
A mix of teenís bragging about their rides and a mix of those who believe they do not deserve them, and those who just donít give a ratís ass.

This is the blunt way of putting what this post has been.... So chill I just stating the obvious.
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Old 05-04-2003, 07:45 PM   #194
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I could have gotten a 330 with my parents money, but i watned the M3, so I had to pay for the entire car myself...
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Old 05-04-2003, 08:17 PM   #195
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Once again, to all those who have been graced with parents who are very generous, I tip my hat to you guys. I'm 35y/o and just bought my first BMW (M3 convertible). Priorities are what is important here. Judging from the responses here, most people are living at home (don't take offense if you are living on your own). My priority was a home. I wanted to be out from my parents wing and on my own. I'm not putting anyone down here. I just don't like it when people are given things and they flaunt it here. If you can afford it, congrats. If your parents gave it to you and you are responsible enough to not flaunt it at people who worked hard for it, congrats. If you are a spoiled brat who thinks that the world owes you something, grow up. The world owes no one anything.

Once again, just my opinion.

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Old 05-04-2003, 08:28 PM   #196
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Old 05-04-2003, 09:54 PM   #197
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I agree with Jafo. I have an issue with a few people on this forum that rip on 323's and 325's and other cars that aren't M3's. Looking over this thread, I've noticed that some of the people who rip on those cars are ones that didn't buy the car themselves. Anyway, for many people buying a nice car isn't a priority although they really like them. I know it wasn't a priority for me. Otherwise, my wife and I could have moved in rent free to one of my parent's condos in San Jose. Instead, we invested, bought a house in Marin, and eventually got around to buying a 40k car. I've thought many times about living rent free and just blowing my cash on a nice Ferrari or something but I don't think I'd be able to look at my parents with a straight face. "Thanks for the free rent, like my new Ferrari?"
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Old 05-04-2003, 10:06 PM   #198
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My thoughts exactly..... While I have never been in a position for my parents giving me a new BMW (and I have to give them respect for what they could afford and what pushed me to become), I have never looked down on anyone who had a lesser car than I did. I treat people who have less and more than I do with the same respect - although if it were given to them and they flaunt it, I simply abuse them. I believing in giving credit where credit is due. Once again, if someone is given something and is very respectful of it, I give the respect for understanding where it came from and knowing that others are striving to work for that achievement. To those who are graced with the "goods" and think they earned it by just being born, grow up and see that life is "eventually" going to abuse you. There are people out have worked hard and have set "other" priorities in their lives. Enough of my "old-man" lectures...

Once again, the opinion of one of the "old men" on the board...

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P.S. I guess there are a few of us out there that still have (or grew up with) the "old-school" mentality....
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Old 05-04-2003, 10:14 PM   #199
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** im gonna miss my baby, but my dad got rid of his gs300 and took my car for some strange reason, oh well. At least i can still drive it around sometimes.
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Old 05-04-2003, 10:19 PM   #200
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