Originally Posted by adc
Well if you want to be like that, you could always buy a much cheaper vehicle. The total lifetime depreciation on a $15k Kia is less than the first 2 year depreciation on an M3 - yet both take you to work just fine.
You will never win on this forum. Too many type-A personalities.
And change your darn oil already.
The rate of depreciation was never in question, had a dog in this fight, or was mentioned...far from it actually. The point is that a car is an investment irregardless of how you slice it. You invest in something in return for a gain of some sort. What that gain is is different for each person. Maybe it gets you to work every day, maybe is gets your groceries, maybe it gets you laid, or it allows you to join a local club and meet friends. Or possibly your a car nut and it just satisifies your craving!
Name me one thing you purchase that DOESNT benefit/satisfy your wants/needs in some way.
And yes I'm about to change oil for sake of knowing!