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      11-01-2011, 05:42 PM   #23
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Sitting on the sofa
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Review of M3, RS4, C63
Jeremy Clarkson said "The M3 is the best car of all time"
Drive to BMW
Return from BMW 3hrs later
M3 in garage..

That about sums it up..

(my friends with spouses, don't go about things in such an efficient manner)
Awesome. That is the ultimate men's way of shopping for anything. Hahaha
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      11-01-2011, 05:54 PM   #24
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Awesome. That is the ultimate men's way of shopping for anything. Hahaha
I so agree ^^^ perhaps we should nominate matthewk to run for president ... a man with vision, good judgement and follow thru
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      11-01-2011, 05:59 PM   #25
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bought mine before i got married.
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Downgraded from 997.1 GT3 to buy the M and Honda fit sport as a commuter car...aint bad I guess
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      11-01-2011, 06:06 PM   #27
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I want married, but I let the GF test drive. She loved it and probably should have gotten 1/3 of the commission.
Smart move ... like testing the waters well done

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bought mine before i got married.
There you go no issues to deal with ... well until after the marriage I guess, I went thru it ... had in my younger years a Firebird ... once the baby was in the oven the Firebird had to go

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Downgraded from 997.1 GT3 to buy the M and Honda fit sport as a commuter car...aint bad I guess
Nice combination, do take the ///M to work here and then you deserve it trust me the ///M will grow on you and you will love it
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      11-01-2011, 06:08 PM   #28
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Got divorced a while back. (Thank God! She was a BITCH!). Almost killed in a car crash some years later in England, I was a passenger. Sued the drivers insurance. Bought an '08 M3 through military sales there and saved $15,000 at least. Got girlfriends but no wife to be a F(*king pain in the ass about me working or cleaning my ride. Loving life ever since.
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      11-01-2011, 06:50 PM   #29
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Was deployed to Iraq, twice, saved the money, and bought it.

No family here, so no one to bug me about spending lots of money

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      11-01-2011, 07:06 PM   #30
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My wife and i had a lengthy discussion about my '11 M3. She could not understand why i wanted to sell my low mileage and perfect 545i and buy a smaller car with fewer features. Her brain could not process it. She knew i wanted M3 for years, but i don't think she figured i would actually do it. Especially not a new car since i swore off new vehicles years ago. I just couldn't bring myself to purchase a caar that someone else had been abusing in unknown ways.
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      11-01-2011, 07:12 PM   #31
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Had E46 M3, it was 5 years old, i wanted a new car... looked at S4 and 335xi m-sport and 335is wife said if you are to spend money on a new car it better be another M3....

Hence another M3...
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Me: Took '04 330ci ZHP in for oil change, came home with '06 M3 ZCP.
Wife: THAT BETTER BE A LOANER
Me: But honey, they didn't charge me for the oil change.
...several years later
Me, circa early '08: man, that V8 sure is sweet
Wife: you are NOT getting another car
Me, circa late '08: man, that V8 sure is sweet
Wife: you are NOT getting another car
Me, circa early '09: man, that V8 sure is sweet
Wife: you are NOT getting another car
Me, circa mid '09: man, that V8 sure is sweet
Wife: you are NOT getting another car
Me, August 27, 2009: man, that V8 sure is sweet
Wife: ok, ok, if you want the car, go get it
Me, 3 hours later... MR 6MT in garage - strike while the opportunity presents itself folks!
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      11-01-2011, 07:53 PM   #33
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I'm usually not the one to spend a lot on myself, and always regret spending a lot of money. I don't get buyers remorse, but I sometimes feel sick thinking about, so I usually just impulse buy.

On this particular car, I took more time thinking about it, researching and actually consulted my mother as shes a level headed being. She said I've earned everything, so she actually told me to go for it! She knows what it means to me to be involved in the automotive world, and having her blessing pretty much pushed me to buy it.

No regrets!

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      11-01-2011, 08:41 PM   #34
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Got divorced a while back. (Thank God! She was a BITCH!). Almost killed in a car crash some years later in England, I was a passenger. Sued the drivers insurance. Bought an '08 M3 through military sales there and saved $15,000 at least. Got girlfriends but no wife to be a F(*king pain in the ass about me working or cleaning my ride. Loving life ever since.
One should be happy in a relationship and if it does not work out one should go ones separate ways. At the beginning of our marriage we pledged a 50/50 relationship and it has worked out well for my wife and myself. We both have our separate passions and we respect one another's wishes so based on this solid foundation I am proud to say we just last month celebrated our 50 st wedding anniversary ... sorry to hear yours did not work out, then all worked out for you to the better I see ...

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My wife and i had a lengthy discussion about my '11 M3. She could not understand why i wanted to sell my low mileage and perfect 545i and buy a smaller car with fewer features. Her brain could not process it. She knew i wanted M3 for years, but i don't think she figured i would actually do it. Especially not a new car since i swore off new vehicles years ago. I just couldn't bring myself to purchase a car that someone else had been abusing in unknown ways.
Some discussion is always helpful, in the final analysis it is a car that one purchases for one self so the decision stays with us. I know what you mean about purchasing a used car one needs to get the right information from the sales man and even if that happens one never knows. Times have changed. My next M3 will be one I step into in München at Die Welt with ED. Perhaps next year or in 2014 ... nothing will stop me form ordering one exactly the way I like it ...

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Had E46 M3, it was 5 years old, i wanted a new car... looked at S4 and 335xi m-sport and 335is wife said if you are to spend money on a new car it better be another M3....

Hence another M3...
The e46 was a great car, I am sorry I sold mine. It was a 2002 and I sold it last year. I might get another just like it for a run around town car ... I know there are quite a few on the market in the US.

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Me: Took '04 330ci ZHP in for oil change, came home with '06 M3 ZCP.
Wife: THAT BETTER BE A LOANER
Me: But honey, they didn't charge me for the oil change.
...several years later
Me, circa early '08: man, that V8 sure is sweet
Wife: you are NOT getting another car
Me, circa late '08: man, that V8 sure is sweet
Wife: you are NOT getting another car
Me, circa early '09: man, that V8 sure is sweet
Wife: you are NOT getting another car
Me, circa mid '09: man, that V8 sure is sweet
Wife: you are NOT getting another car
Me, August 27, 2009: man, that V8 sure is sweet
Wife: ok, ok, if you want the car, go get it
Me, 3 hours later... MR 6MT in garage - strike while the opportunity presents itself folks!
I see that perseverance paid off for you in the end ... well done Congratulations

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I'm usually not the one to spend a lot on myself, and always regret spending a lot of money. I don't get buyers remorse, but I sometimes feel sick thinking about, so I usually just impulse buy.

On this particular car, I took more time thinking about it, researching and actually consulted my mother as shes a level headed being. She said I've earned everything, so she actually told me to go for it! She knows what it means to me to be involved in the automotive world, and having her blessing pretty much pushed me to buy it.

No regrets!

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      11-01-2011, 08:50 PM   #35
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I mean ... do you consult with family members (most of us are purchasing this car for ourselves). Do you have long discussions and get the red light not to do it like "You crazy spending all this money on 4 wheels" etc. etc.

Or do you just go out and do it and face the music after the fact?

I for one do the later and deal with the music after the fact ... then it's done with.

I've purchased my last three Bimmers like that ... just purchased it and came home with the news ... what's your story?
mine was all luck . i had a 2008 335xi that after 15 months had a fuel pump problem or so bmw said. well, in the shop 5 times in 6 weeks for the same problem enabled me get into my M3. and when i first saw it at another dealer in their showroom i knew i would be in the car within 2 weeks and i was for what i thought was a great price. so i thank BMW screwing up the 335 which caused me to get into my M3, if they had fixed it id still be diving that 335 and not be in the monster M3.
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      11-01-2011, 08:59 PM   #36
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Well, my wife could tell I was bored with the 328i when I kept sniffing around Porsche dealerships. I wanted a Porsche Approved(certified) 2005-08 manual 911 or Cayman S. When I couldn't find what I wanted for the price I wanted the research started on the M3. The dealer made me an awesome deal on my barely used 328i and I qualified for some "loyalty" perks. When I ran great numbers past my wife she said "why not." That was it. She has never stepped on my plans/dreams.
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      11-01-2011, 09:06 PM   #37
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Three years ago when I bought my M3, I had been driving a '97 Mercury Mountaineer for 11 years. I decided to get something different. I had the opportunity to drive a Hydrogen 7 in 2007 for six weeks (and interact with the engineers on that program) and that's what led me to BMW. I saw the opportunity to get an Individual M3 (in one of the colors I wanted; LSB or Estoril Blue) so I went for it.
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I so agree ^^^ perhaps we should nominate matthewk to run for president ... a man with vision, good judgement and follow thru
2016? Anyone up for the VP job?

I wish someone could explain to me the paradigm of being the breadwinner in the household and then asking permission or needing perseverance to buy something???
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I wish someone could explain to me the paradigm of being the breadwinner in the household and then asking permission or needing perseverance to buy something???
1) You're presuming that the man (or M3 driver, at least) is the primary breadwinner. That is not always the case. I know plenty of couples where the wife makes more money (in some cases a LOT more money) than the husband.

2) Even in couples where the wife makes less (or no) money, she is presumably contributing to the household in equivalent but non-monetary ways (e.g., primary caregiver to rug rats).

3) Many people view marriage as a partnership between equals with all resources shared, regardless of who actually acquired those resources. So if one partner wants to spend what is typically considered a large chunk of those resources, they make a joint decision about whether to do it or not.
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A gift to myself

Went to court and finalized my divorce first thing in the morning.
Went to work.
Finished work at 5 and went to BMW dealer.
I need that one.

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At the beginning of our marriage we pledged a 50/50 relationship and it has worked out well for my wife and myself.
We agreed to have a 90/10 relationship. It's just that who's the 90 and who's the 10 flips back and forth.

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at that time, i was deciding about the rs5 and the m3. because there was that heavy rumor that the rs5 was going to make it here in the us in the summer of 2011. but after seeing it in action in europe, i decided to get an m3. but i digress.

My family and i looked at pictures and videos of the two cars and almost unanimously agreed on the m3. and after i came back from london, I went straight to the dealer with my family and ordered it in 20 mins. Took delievery on the 29th of july. and i'm glad i went with the m3.

so to answer your question, the latter
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I always wanted one so I saved my money for a while.
My wife was on board the whole time and her only condition; "whatever you get, it needs to have 4 doors". I was ok with it as I was going for an E90 anyways.
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