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Old 02-18-2013, 11:33 AM   #1
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Next car to buy??

I'm going to college on the west coast next year and leaving my beloved 3 series on the east coast. I have decided I would rather save up this year and my freshman year and buy a California car out there my sophomore year. My question is what should I buy. My ideas....
2006 or 07 z4m coupe- love the look, and I want some fast and sporty.
2002 or 03 e46 m3. Why not ha?? Downside is maintenance.
2008 sti- cheap to maintain yet higher initial cost.
I have 2 jobs now and have already started saving and plan on working throughout college. I also already have 3/4 of tuition covered my scholarships
Any suggestions??
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Old 02-18-2013, 07:17 PM   #2
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M3 vert- thats what I would want in California.
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Old 02-19-2013, 01:16 PM   #3
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M3 vert- thats what I would want in California.
I don't want a vert of any brand
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Old 02-19-2013, 01:59 PM   #4
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Old 02-19-2013, 02:07 PM   #5
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Old 02-19-2013, 05:09 PM   #6
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Scion FRS
Can't afford one ha
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Old 02-19-2013, 05:10 PM   #7
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That's really what I'm leaning towards. Problem is I wanna blue one and the blue z4m coupes are very rare
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Old 02-20-2013, 09:10 AM   #9
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Suggestions? Yeah. Save that money so you can support yourself after you leave college and find yourself in the real world.

You can't afford a Scion, but some how you believe you can afford an out-of-warranty high performance car? Time to start learning some fiscal responsibility. Keep your car. Do well in college. Get a good job. Buy a car you can actually afford.
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Either bring your car with you or buy a cheap POS. No one in college cares about what car you have parked in the garage. Save your money.
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I'm about to pick up a 2013 Cadillac ATS (2.0l I4 turbo rated at 272hp, RWD w/ LSD, 6-speed Tremec manual transmission) on Friday... should be a fun little car! What really interested me was this:

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To establish parameters around which they would design the ATS, GM engineers benchmarked the 1999-2006 BMW E46 3 Series, which ATS chief engineer Dave Masch and his team regarded as the most dynamic and driver-focused iteration of the 3 Series. The engineers emphasized low weight when developing the ATS and their efforts resulted in a finished vehicle that weighs less than the BMW E46 benchmark. To achieve this result, Masch suggested that the engineering team disregarded certain GM product development rules that, had they been followed, would have resulted in a heavier vehicle.
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