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      09-29-2012, 11:24 PM   #45
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my advice... get a 0% interest CC and go nuts on mods !!!!!! lol with that being said.

IMO reasonable modding is no different than spending tons of money on golf clubs, ot tennis rackets, etc;

Im not a sports fan (playing them anyway) cars has been my entertainment/hobby since i was a little kid.
Lol, as they said when I was in the Marines. "If you can finance it, you can afford it".....
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Lol, as they said when I was in the Marines. "If you can finance it, you can afford it".....
as an example I found out in june i was getting a bonus payout at work in october. So I bought a Brietling Super Avenger. I put it on a 0% interest CC and pay bits and pieces and when my bonus comes in this week I will pay the rest.

0% financing or interest on a CC is a great tool to take advantage of as long as you will/can pay it. Im a cheap fuck so I hate giving people extra money. thats my incentive to pay it before the interest goes to 23.3 % APR or w.e the fuck it is .
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      09-30-2012, 11:05 PM   #47
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as an example I found out in june i was getting a bonus payout at work in october. So I bought a Brietling Super Avenger. I put it on a 0% interest CC and pay bits and pieces and when my bonus comes in this week I will pay the rest.

0% financing or interest on a CC is a great tool to take advantage of as long as you will/can pay it. Im a cheap fuck so I hate giving people extra money. thats my incentive to pay it before the interest goes to 23.3 % APR or w.e the fuck it is .
Nice watch man! I tend to like the look of the chronos as well...my only peave is that the automatic seconds are one of the little dials....my buddy just runs the chronograph just so the big second hand is moving lol =)

...in other news, installed matte black m3 badge so the last bit of chrome is the gills which I have on order...nice and easy install...much more relaxing than some of the other installs where I stress the heck out on because I'm always afraid to lose screws in the engine bay or do damage to paint etc hehe

...oh and the issue I find I'm having with all these minor cosmetic mods - is that they are somewhat unsatisfying...i do them more out of annoyance than really thinking they're awesome...i think everything other than getting rims and lowering are unsatisfying hehe since it still looks stock'ish....like I'm tempted by LUX angel eyes...but I don't even get to see the damn headlights when they're on!
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      09-30-2012, 11:10 PM   #48
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as an example I found out in june i was getting a bonus payout at work in october. So I bought a Brietling Super Avenger. I put it on a 0% interest CC and pay bits and pieces and when my bonus comes in this week I will pay the rest.

0% financing or interest on a CC is a great tool to take advantage of as long as you will/can pay it. Im a cheap fuck so I hate giving people extra money. thats my incentive to pay it before the interest goes to 23.3 % APR or w.e the fuck it is .
Well spoken.... Badass watch too!!!!!!
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      10-01-2012, 12:26 AM   #49
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you know what else sucks... lurking the forum without an m3.

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you know what else sucks... lurking the forum without an m3.

(yet)
I dont have mine either yet just parts piling up in the garage while the car is on order
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well, i don't have one because i'm waiting...

every day i struggle with my want for a 2012 loaded space grey e92. what the most painful part is, is that i can afford it, but i'm trying to invest more and i don't want to part with the money to buy the car yet. its the most painful discipline i have ever encountered.
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i can afford it, but i'm trying to invest more and i don't want to part with the money to buy the car yet. its the most painful discipline i have ever encountered.
This decision will pay off in the long run and you'll appreciate the car more when you finally get it.
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well, i don't have one because i'm waiting...

every day i struggle with my want for a 2012 loaded space grey e92. what the most painful part is, is that i can afford it, but i'm trying to invest more and i don't want to part with the money to buy the car yet. its the most painful discipline i have ever encountered.
Why bother with '12? You could save some bucks and get a low mileage '10 (or whatever the year they changed to LCI tail lights) since I don't think much else has changed feature wise...then the m3 could be had 'that' much sooner =)

btw this has been my most successful thread on the forum...I should learn considering I worked in Email Marketing...it's all about the subject line =)
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well, i don't have one because i'm waiting...

every day i struggle with my want for a 2012 loaded space grey e92. what the most painful part is, is that i can afford it, but i'm trying to invest more and i don't want to part with the money to buy the car yet. its the most painful discipline i have ever encountered.
Why not just buy a CPO? You'll save yourself a ton of $. And these cars have proved to be reliable (relative to say a 335i or E46 M3). The only reason I'd buy brand new is if I wanted to get an Individual combo, but that's just my personal opinion of course.
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you know what else sucks... lurking the forum without an m3.

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I did that for 5 years. But the wait was well worth it.
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      10-01-2012, 04:18 PM   #57
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Don't sweat it, I am in the same boat. I had to priorities my hard earned $$$, every penny goes a long way these days. Mod at your own pace, I often change my mind about the look of my car. A mod I'm crazy about about, may not be something I want a few months from now. New things are always coming out, better wait till you are fully committed.
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      10-01-2012, 11:25 PM   #58
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This decision will pay off in the long run and you'll appreciate the car more when you finally get it.
i'm sure i will. thanks!

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Why bother with '12? You could save some bucks and get a low mileage '10 (or whatever the year they changed to LCI tail lights) since I don't think much else has changed feature wise...then the m3 could be had 'that' much sooner =)

btw this has been my most successful thread on the forum...I should learn considering I worked in Email Marketing...it's all about the subject line =)
i would like to get a '11 or '12 because i would like the competition package as well as the LCI lights. i'm not going to be messing with suspension while its under warranty, and the zcp provides a healthy little drop. i also really like the zcp rims. i could use the zcp rims for the street and have a strictly lightweight setup for the track.

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Why not just buy a CPO? You'll save yourself a ton of $. And these cars have proved to be reliable (relative to say a 335i or E46 M3). The only reason I'd buy brand new is if I wanted to get an Individual combo, but that's just my personal opinion of course.
i just might, but i'm very particular when it comes to cars. i'll just have to wait for the right cpo or private party car to come along.

the seemingly indefinite wait is killing me every day though. its the first thing i think about when i wake up.... its a sickness.
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Cheers Chaps...I mean, I have already started down the mod path...so this isn't a first mod issue! Thing is I've started and need to put it on pause...kinda...I have stuck to the relative cheap stuff...I feel I've been very sensible even from initial purchase...went with Jet Black to try to get too much unwanted attention...wouldn't have been my first choice though (white or silverstone I actually prefer)...have almost completed blacking out of the exterior...grills, reflector, blackline tails, emblems, dinan exhaust...so m3 badge and matte gills have been ordered...I've got splitters, RPI scoop, ZCP knob.

So I'm running out of the little stuff to do! Wheels+Lowering make the biggest difference, maybe I should just do it and drive like a paranoid grandma in NYC...

Done one track day and loved it...but am trying to be economical there too but using up existing brake pads etc before trying to upgrade them or the brake lines
keep tracking the m3 and work on your driver software mod. get the most out of the car. the money spent on your minor mods could have gone to butt dyno software tuning. lol
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its the first thing i think about when i wake up....
Wow. You really do have it bad! I'd figure out some way to get it off your mind for a while. It's fun to dream, but obsession is something else.
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Wow. You really do have it bad! I'd figure out some way to get it off your mind for a while. It's fun to dream, but obsession is something else.
i took a test drive about a year ago and its all i can think about since. it really is some sort of sickness.
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Only thing with CPo is warranty and maintenance. It's not free for 4 years. Or am I wrong?
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i took a test drive about a year ago and its all i can think about since. it really is some sort of sickness.
I hear you. If I'd made the (wrong) decision and bought the G37 sedan I was also considering before I bought mine, I'm sure all I'd be thinking about is what I was missing.
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Why not just buy a CPO? You'll save yourself a ton of $. And these cars have proved to be reliable (relative to say a 335i or E46 M3). The only reason I'd buy brand new is if I wanted to get an Individual combo, but that's just my personal opinion of course.
I agree, my past two e92 m3s have been fully loaded CPOs with less than 10,000 miles. About 50,000 combined miles between the 2 and not one issue, knock on wood.

Also, everyone needs to remember that every beautiful car on the forum isn't a "real world car." Many of them are shop/sponsor cars and it would be extremely difficult for the average person to keep up. That being said, I'm still guilty of dumping the majority of my available funds into cars and bikes.
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