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      12-06-2011, 07:52 PM   #23
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I would go with a well equipped e70 x5; N55 if brand new, or the 4.4 if you don't mind one *slightly* used.
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      12-06-2011, 08:03 PM   #24
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And you will be able to insure it for the 5 years for the other $1800? You are creeping very close to that 70K if not going over. Nice car though; I thought about one at one point.
Qualified as a commercial vehicle and put on the business insurance...maybe
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[quote=Questforpower;10930673]And you will be able to insure it for the 5 years for the other $1800? You are creeping very close to that 70K if not going over. Nice car though; I thought about one at one point.



Same as above.



I should have stipulated US; this makes a big difference with prices around the world.



Do you think one will be reliable north of 100K miles? Direct injected, supercharged VW made vehicle?



Please tell me where you are buying one brand new under 70K?

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E90 M3 with 100k maintenance or S4[/QUOTE

Same as other S4 comment.



Is this the hemi one? If so you are surely not thinking about fuel efficiency.



The stipulations clearly state this is your only car.



As your primary car? You must have just hit 19 or very close...


Here you go bro
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Qualified as a commercial vehicle and put on the business insurance...maybe
If you have tricks up your sleeve; sure why not?

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And you will be able to insure it for the 5 years for the other $1800? You are creeping very close to that 70K if not going over. Nice car though; I thought about one at one point.



Same as above.



I should have stipulated US; this makes a big difference with prices around the world.



Do you think one will be reliable north of 100K miles? Direct injected, supercharged VW made vehicle?



Please tell me where you are buying one brand new under 70K?





Here you go bro
Doesn't look too comfortable...

The stipulations were simple; I notice on this website though people tend to creep very close to the limit or go over it slightly... seem like somewhat of lack of reason. Whatever though... it's simply friendly car talk
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      12-06-2011, 08:11 PM   #27
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I notice on this website though people tend to creep very close to the limit or go over it slightly... seem like somewhat of lack of reason. Whatever though... it's simply friendly car talk
Spending imaginary money...why not spend all of it?

But a 70k budget for a car should mean a 70k budget for a car. In this hypothetical situation, if you can afford 70k for transportation and not eat away at savings and funds for other expenditures, how close to 70k you get shouldn't make a difference. If spending all of the 70k on a car and related costs is felt elsewhere, your budget truly isn't 70k
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      12-06-2011, 08:14 PM   #28
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Fuel efficiency on the 392 might not compare to a Prius, but I'd assume that if I have a $70k to spend on a car my job pays well enough for me to afford gas. It probably gets 1-2 less miles than an M3, so it's not far off.

If that doesn't help my argument than hands down an STi. More than enough money left over for gas and maintenance. Not to mention this was what I was considering before the BMW in my garage. /shrug
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Spending imaginary money...why not spend all of it?

But a 70k budget for a car should mean a 70k budget for a car. In this hypothetical situation, if you can afford 70k for transportation and not eat away at savings and funds for other expenditures, how close to 70k you get shouldn't make a difference. If spending all of the 70k on a car and related costs is felt elsewhere, your budget truly isn't 70k
Understood; although I did mention other costs included but close enough.
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Understood; although I did mention other costs included but close enough.
Again, the benefits of working for family business

As a commercial vehicle, all maintenance items and repairs can be considered overhead, as long as the vehicle qualifies and is used primarily for work related purposes (commuting counts)
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Fuel efficiency on the 392 might not compare to a Prius, but I'd assume that if I have a $70k to spend on a car my job pays well enough for me to afford gas. It probably gets 1-2 less miles than an M3, so it's not far off.

If that doesn't help my argument than hands down an STi. More than enough money left over for gas and maintenance. Not to mention this was what I was considering before the BMW in my garage. /shrug
You are more than well within the budget so if the mileage is OK with you; then it's no problem.
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      12-06-2011, 08:44 PM   #32
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As your primary car? You must have just hit 19 or very close...
Im 24, you can easily fit 2 children in the back and the seats fold down... plenty of room for groceries. The 1 series is about hte same size as an E46.

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Im 24, you can easily fit 2 children in the back and the seats fold down... plenty of room for groceries. The 1 series is about hte same size as an E46.
Did you consider that it is a 1-off car that was limited production and can no longer be purchased new? Is this really a car that you want as your primary car that you will put over 100K miles on over a few years (a car that could be a collectors item)?

Also; what do you need tampons and so much toilet paper for? lol
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Did you consider that it is a 1-off car that was limited production and can no longer be purchased new? Is this really a car that you want as your primary car that you will put over 100K miles on over a few years (a car that could be a collectors item)?
you cant order one anymore, true. dealers still have them though. my friend is trading his 335is in for a NEW one. and yes i understand it 'could' become a collectors car, that wasnt part of the question.

also not my picture, took it from a 1addicts thread.
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I need something good at hauling outdoor gear around. Probably a 535i wagon or X5 if I'm not going to worry about long-term reliability, depreciation, or maintenance costs. If I DID have to worry about those things, it'd probably be more like a loaded Acura MDX, Infiniti FX or Jeep Grand Cherokee. I would add the RX350 but that's about the dullest driving car on the market.
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OP is questioning everyone's selection like it's the wrong thing to do. Since I don't feel like getting interrogated, I'll make it simple. I'd buy a Civic because the OP is so anal about fuel efficiency, maintenance and insurance. It would have to be an Si though. Not a fan of super soft suspensions. If I'm feeling ballsy, I might go for an Evo.

Now, if I wasn't being a Jew with my money, I'd buy an E92 335is or an F10 535i M Sport.
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      12-06-2011, 11:06 PM   #38
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Didn't I make this choice already?
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Volvo S60? Fits all of your criteria. Even has 5 years of Maintenance included.
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Again, the benefits of working for family business

As a commercial vehicle, all maintenance items and repairs can be considered overhead, as long as the vehicle qualifies and is used primarily for work related purposes (commuting counts)
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535i M-sport. No brainer
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I know I'm gonna get flamed for this but how about an equus?
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      12-07-2011, 01:12 AM   #43
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535i or 335d.

depending on how much room you want.

or just sack up and spend a couple extra thousand to get the x5.

new x5 are rediculously nice..
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I know I'm gonna get flamed for this but how about an equus?
Why get flamed? I've seen a few on the road and they seem like nice cars.
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