I'm 22. Bought my e92 new when I was 18. Originally saved up for an E30 when I was 6 or 7 years old (yes, 11-12 years of saving). Put down 60% cost of car and financed the rest (cosigned with my dad). Paid for gas, insurance, and maintenance by myself (worked 2 part time jobs and multiple odd jobs/internships during college, took my girlfriend (now wife) on cheap dates and gave her cheap gifts, didn't have any friends or party, and was a high class prostitute for females).
Hate away, you heartless assholes.