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Old 10-11-2003, 06:24 PM   #341
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Wait... you're living at home so that you can afford your M3?

Or am I misunderstanding?
Why not?

I would never leave home unless I can have a better lifestyle outside home. Big, comfy, luxurious, etc... I don't think an apartment can give me these features.
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Old 10-11-2003, 07:17 PM   #342
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Why not?

I would never leave home unless I can have a better lifestyle outside home. Big, comfy, luxurious, etc... I don't think an apartment can give me these features.
If those things are more importrant to you than independence, self-reliance, etc., then good for you...

I guess depending on how wealthy your parents are, it might take you until you're thirty to meet those requirements and finally move out of the house.


(Also, you are 17 now, right? You might feel differently about this in a few years. I'm not talking down to you because of your age, I'm just saying it's much more normal for a 17 year old to still live with his parents... you are still a minor. It is less typical for a 21 year old.)
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Old 10-11-2003, 11:28 PM   #343
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Got my 330ci when i was 18. Everyday I tell myself what a lucky SOB i am. But honestly it also depends on demographics(SP). I live in NJ and in northren jersey, central, and NY, its very common to see parents buying thir kid a bimmer. Metro area has a lot of $$$. I saw the same thing me i went to LA. It all depends where you live and who your friends are. When parents are making 500k plus..whats 40k for their kid, (yeah i now its the point) all im saying is that its all relative.
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Old 10-12-2003, 05:09 AM   #344
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Old 10-12-2003, 06:19 AM   #345
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I can not believe there are people at the age of 17- 19 that bought there own brandnew BMW.

Here in Holland it's almost impossible to buy a E46 at that age.

I'm curious what is a normal income for people that age, I think it varies a lot to what it is here in Holland?

I'm 25 and have a 323CI Convertible and that is something not many have here in our region .
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Old 10-12-2003, 09:17 AM   #346
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If those things are more importrant to you than independence, self-reliance, etc., then good for you...

I guess depending on how wealthy your parents are, it might take you until you're thirty to meet those requirements and finally move out of the house.


(Also, you are 17 now, right? You might feel differently about this in a few years. I'm not talking down to you because of your age, I'm just saying it's much more normal for a 17 year old to still live with his parents... you are still a minor. It is less typical for a 21 year old.)
I think that once married I'll get out. But that's also what my parents would want (different culture).

Also age, like you said, is a factor. Opinions do change as someone gets older.

I only realized how much home was comfortable after living 4 weeks in dorms (summer camp). When I came home I couldn't believe I was sleeping in such a comfy bed, eating some good food, etc... It's a great feeling. lol
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Old 10-12-2003, 12:22 PM   #347
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I can not believe there are people at the age of 17- 19 that bought there own brandnew BMW.

Here in Holland it's almost impossible to buy a E46 at that age.

I'm curious what is a normal income for people that age, I think it varies a lot to what it is here in Holland?

I'm 25 and have a 323CI Convertible and that is something not many have here in our region .

Amen Bro'....

seems that our USA friends are luckier than us....(......seems..... )
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Old 10-12-2003, 01:35 PM   #348
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Old 10-12-2003, 01:45 PM   #349
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If those things are more importrant to you than independence, self-reliance, etc., then good for you...

I guess depending on how wealthy your parents are, it might take you until you're thirty to meet those requirements and finally move out of the house.


(Also, you are 17 now, right? You might feel differently about this in a few years. I'm not talking down to you because of your age, I'm just saying it's much more normal for a 17 year old to still live with his parents... you are still a minor. It is less typical for a 21 year old.)
I think its perfectly fine until you graduate from grad school even.
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Old 10-12-2003, 01:56 PM   #350
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I was truly blessed to be able to have an excellent job in H.S. to purchase my BMW. I worked as a Skycap at the airport and on average I would make $200+ in tips per day. So on a good week I'll bring home $1400+ in cash(untaxed). I did that for 2 years and in all I think I made about $70-80k dollars all together and I have half of that still saved up. I owe this to my old boss who took a chance on hiring a 16yr old, but I worked my a$$ off everyday to prove him right.

Where I'm from (which is from the hood) buying a BMW at 18...they assumed you had to be selling drugs or somethin, but I'm glad we made it up out of the hood and I definitely don't want to come close to going back there.
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Old 10-12-2003, 02:24 PM   #351
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'Evidence' - right on.

I had a Nissan 200SX and it was one of the best cars ever (even compared to BMW maintenance-wise) went to nearly 200,000 miles without a single problem or major repair in it's lifetime. It would have lasted longer but I loaned it to a friend who's kid decided to race it (without my knowledge, of course) and totally destroyed it.

ANyhooo- I paid cash in full to pick up my 03 330, with every cent I made myself. I decided I didn't want to get a BMW until I could pay cash, so I wouldn't pay interest or a ridiculous lease payment (no offense to those who do - it's a necessary evil these days).
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Old 10-12-2003, 03:36 PM   #352
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I was truly blessed to be able to have an excellent job in H.S. to purchase my BMW. I worked as a Skycap at the airport and on average I would make $200+ in tips per day. So on a good week I'll bring home $1400+ in cash(untaxed). I did that for 2 years and in all I think I made about $70-80k dollars all together and I have half of that still saved up. I owe this to my old boss who took a chance on hiring a 16yr old, but I worked my a$$ off everyday to prove him right.

Where I'm from (which is from the hood) buying a BMW at 18...they assumed you had to be selling drugs or somethin, but I'm glad we made it up out of the hood and I definitely don't want to come close to going back there.


80K in two years for an 16 year old, that's not possible over here.
You've done a great job by working so hard.

Over here most people get around 28.000 and 40.000 Euros a year and +-37% of that is for our friends the Tax collectors.

And the people who make more money than that, have the possibilty to drive a BMW. (for example a 330CI costs 54.000Euro standard)
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Old 10-12-2003, 05:54 PM   #353
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20 - Living at home... My father bought me my car. But I work with him. He pay's me $500 a week. I gues you can consider this a company car. I mean I do feel like I don't really deserve the car, cause of the fact I did not purchase it myself. BUt I'm just gonna start saving now and hopefully in a couple of years when I'm 23 or something I can afford to upgrade to an M3. BUt I wanna be a little more independent by then... I currently live in my parents basement... I think I just gotta learn my fathers business and maybe take a couple night classes in business. And we'll see what happens. But I'm 100% grateful for what I'm blessed with.
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Old 12-05-2003, 11:44 AM   #354
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i cant believe all the youngins in here with these rides. if you bought it yourself than good for you and if your parents bought it for you than good for you too. i wished i was that lucky....but as for me, just purchased my first bmw about a month ago at the age of 22.
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Old 12-05-2003, 12:03 PM   #356
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Old 12-05-2003, 12:22 PM   #357
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17 - 1986 Pontiac 6000 210,000 Miles (horrible but you gotta pay some dues)
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Haha this is too funny...so close to what I have had:

17 - 1988 Pontiac 6000 200,000 Km (BROWN...elite as hell)
19->21 - served a mission for my church, no car
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I've bought all my cars myself...would have been nice to have had PIMP cars bought for me when I was 16/17, but it has been nice to progress on my own.
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Old 12-05-2003, 12:22 PM   #358
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24 I have an E46 M3 that I bought myself. I went to a good business school and have been very good at the jobs I have had since. I am lucky and i am reminded of that every time I go outside and look at my M. Most people go their whole lives without having anything like it. However you may get it, appreciate it.
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Old 12-05-2003, 12:23 PM   #359
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Old 12-05-2003, 01:19 PM   #360
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