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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!

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Old 08-28-2012, 12:17 PM   #241
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damn, now i definitely feel old...thought we'd have a more mature crowd around here...oh well.
im 28, got my baby ///M last year...high miles but paid in cash on the spot
Go to M3forum.net and you will be greated by an older more mature crowd.
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Old 08-28-2012, 02:05 PM   #242
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Old 08-28-2012, 02:29 PM   #243
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I don't own one at the moment, but will either mid winter/early spring.
I'm 19 though. Just finished a 13 months apprentice program at Velcro USA. Currently a "weaver" making good pay. much more than any other 19 year old around here.

I've been a BMW fanatic ever since I first rode in one when I was 11. My buddies mom had an E36 328i. She always drifted it in the winter.

Over the years, I've become more and more attracted to the cars. Just bought an 04 325xi last November. Still making payments on it.

But will be coming into a rather large settlement from a shooting accident a month ago.

Plan to pay off the left over $4,800 on this car, sell it, buy a nice E46 M3 6MT.. and with whatever's left. put half in a CD (20-30k) and use the rest to get a nice apartment.
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Old 08-28-2012, 02:39 PM   #244
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Damn I had no idea that a site devoted to a 2 generations old BMW would have so many 18 year old m3 drivers that go to school at a top 10 university full time and make 60k a year working part time while banging 10/10 swimsuit models on the weekend.

19 with a base model 325i reporting in.

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Old 08-28-2012, 02:57 PM   #245
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Old 08-28-2012, 03:00 PM   #246
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Old 08-28-2012, 03:04 PM   #247
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i'm 19, been working for about a year and a half and got my 325ci like 2 months ago. no help from anyone else of course. any parent that hands their kid a luxury car is out of their mind.
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Old 08-28-2012, 03:27 PM   #248
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Damn I had no idea that a site devoted to a 2 generations old BMW would have so many 18 year old m3 drivers that go to school at a top 10 university full time and make 60k a year working part time while banging 10/10 swimsuit models on the weekend.

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Lol I'm FAR from a top 10 university. I'll be paying for my own schooling.. 2 years at a community college, then 2 years at a better school.

But the ONLY reason I'll be able to afford an M is because I was shot a month ago in the leg, and I'm looking at about 100-150k from my settlement.

I'm only making right now, 40k a year. On a high school diploma.

Nor am I banging any models. I'm in a happy 3 year (oct 5) relationship with my girlfriend.
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Old 08-28-2012, 10:08 PM   #249
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28 here. I can speak from experience because I was a very spoiled teenager and my parents pretty much gave me whatever I wanted.

When I was 17 I got a E36 325i convertible (with parent's money (but used and not super-expensive))

At 20, I got a brand new S2000 lease and my parents paid the lease as long as I paid for gas and insurance

At 25, I got an e90 328i sedan as a law school graduation present and once I got a job I took over the entire payment.

At 27, I got a 128i because I needed a beat up car to drive long distances for work.

I just recently got a nice raise and bought an E46 M3 vert with super low mileage all cash and it feels great to own something you truly earned.

Having said that, I don't think it is necessarily a bad thing if your parents help you out as long as you're able to learn responsibility and don't become dependent.

I learned a lot throughout each stage of my driving life with responsibility and building credit and maintaining a piece of property.

Bottom line- I'm not ashamed to admit that my parents helped me out inthe beginning b/c driving a 325i and an S2000 at those ages made my life very enjoyable. I wish luck to anyone who realizes the beauty and has passion for BMW no matter how you come to acquire one (as long as one day you can really drop your own cash down and take complete responsibility for your baby)
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Old 08-29-2012, 02:25 AM   #250
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30 dakar yellow e46 m3 i got my first m3 at 18 was a 95 e36 m3 totalled that 4 months later then got a 97 e36M
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Old 08-29-2012, 08:20 AM   #251
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31, this is my first M, but it is my 8th bmw. Owned a couple 335's, and a couple coupe and sedan E46's. And a few of the older body style back in the days. Something always brings me back to BM's. I was VERY close to buying an M6 before i got he M, but decided to leave my money in my investments. No car payments FTW!
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Old 09-15-2012, 10:38 PM   #252
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Thanks for the sanity check...

FreddyM3 - Thanks for bringing a little bit of sanity to this thread...


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I am 45 (and feel and look YOUNG in my M3!!!!) and had to really think hard about buying a used M3 for over $20,000 with the possibility of large repair bills. I waited until I paid my house off so I would have plenty of extra money. Any kid 16 or 20 that "saved up enough money" to buy an M3 either has worked really hard from about age 10 (I am calling BS) and had someway of making more money than they are probably worth (worked for Mommy and Daddy), or M&D put in the other $15,000 once they saved up the $5,000 to go with it. When I was 20ish all I could do was worry about getting through college while driving a Fort Escort, amongst other Chrysler products. Man were they P's OS!
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Old 09-15-2012, 11:07 PM   #253
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When i was 21 I got a 2010 335i m-tech package and 3 months later sold it and got a 2003.5 M3
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Old 09-16-2012, 07:09 AM   #254
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Old 09-16-2012, 07:31 AM   #255
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22 and i got a stock 325i, when i was 16 my first car was a e36 318is, 2 years late jump into a e36 328is, after that civic's!
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Old 09-17-2012, 10:56 AM   #256
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Wow, I haven't met many e46 M3 owners younger than me and I'm 23. I'm impressed with how young a lot of you are, if this is all true. Bought mine last year as a bday/graduation present to myself I guess. This time next year I may have to start a new thread adding 'Forced Induction' to the title
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Old 09-17-2012, 11:09 AM   #257
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im 27 now, bought my second m3.

first m3 when i was 18 with my moms money. I didn't ask for the car, she surprised me. I wanted a 350z -smh

bought an 2007 a4 0 miles when i was 21 because i needed something reliable with my own money.

bought my vert m3 because i needed to be a vert thug. 1 month ago hehe and ofcourse with my own salary.

now i just have less funds for mods, i have to deal with rent/school/food/gas/clothes/parties/cc's/etc...


- i think the e46 m3 is just the car ive always wanted since i saw a lsb one when i was about 15 at the miami beach car show.
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Old 09-17-2012, 01:56 PM   #258
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22 up in Boston, MA here

first gen college student, and I financed my '02 M3 as a grad present to myself

I landed a pretty decent job and just moved, so I wanted my 3-hour round trip commute to be an enjoyable one - and boy does the M3 deliver!! Gas isn't getting any freakin cheaper though.

got a 95' 318is @ age 16 and a '97 328is about a year ago (both cash, both sold)
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Old 09-17-2012, 02:02 PM   #259
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22yo cali native joined the military first car was a 2002 wrx sucked up water blew the engine i was stationed in new orlean and it flooded bad sold that got a 2005 sti which i totaled not my fault then transfered back to cali got a 99 e46 RHD 318i sedan and its my first bmw and i love it cheeper on gas and enjoyable as all hell to drive

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Old 09-17-2012, 04:33 PM   #260
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Lots of rich rich people. People around the world would be glad to have a VW bug at age 30! Some here have SUVs and M3 at the age of 16, say what wiggaaaa
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