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      02-14-2013, 09:53 PM   #15
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2013 BMW M3 ZCP  [5.00]
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Originally Posted by dream3rr View Post
I'm 22 and I'm currently employed making $60k/yr. I have no debt.

I have no desire to move out yet, so I've got the next 3 or so years to get the ball rolling on my own place.

The M3 is a splurge I may not deserve at this point, but given my particular situation, is it doable? I have a deep love for cars and I feel like owning an M3, especially this particular generation, would be something I would look back on in a few decades with a huge smile.

What do you think?
What do you think? That's what counts!

When I was 22, I drove an Olds Cutlass, and I don't look at that as some badge of honor. It was a boat. I've always loved cars, and back then I was wanting a Mustang or Camaro and I seriously doubt that today I'd be looking back with any regret if I had gotten one back then.

If you do get a used E9x M3, be sure you can afford the risk when the car's out of warranty. It's a complex car and quite suddenly you could easily have a $2k+ repair bill. If you love the M3 and aren't sure about the E9x, I don't think you'd be going wrong with an E46 or E36, either. Get a car you love.