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      04-12-2013, 01:45 AM   #67
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I just ordered a M3, and now that people at work are spreading the news the first question I get is about the price...somehow people lose any tact they may hold that keeps them from asking ones salary, or home price but feel the price of a car is fair game. After I give them a broad ball park they guess the monthly payment and make a statement about how I could have two cars for what I'm paying...

I don't even try to explain the masterpiece that these cars are anymore because it's something that you can't fully grasp until you drive or own one. Non-car and especially non-BMW people will never understand how we value these cars.

The good thing is, if having the "burden" of people understating the value of our M3's is our biggest problem then life won't be too bad

Btw, I sprung for individual paint too because I enjoy distinguishing myself from the crowd as much as a CPO buyer probably enjoys saving the depreciation. All a matter of personal preference.
Well said. Which Individual color did you get?
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      04-12-2013, 02:40 AM   #68
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Drink every time a 414hp vehicle is referred to as "she" or "her" .....
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      04-12-2013, 07:04 AM   #69
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Sometimes , after I order a nice fucking meal , at a really nice place.....
I have severe remorse about what it was initially worth when it drops out of my ass and into the shitter.

hahahaha, co signed.

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This thread is interesting to me... mostly because I've always assumed everyone knows an M3 is a phenomenal machine, not to be confused with a standard 3-series.
I'm a car enthusiast, I've always loved/appreciated BMWs from afar like most people and being new to the forums/researching the brand I think I can explain the confusion.

I truly think the average person is aware of the phenomanal machine an m3 is and how it's a huge step above a regular 3 series, however when the average person thinks BMW, they also think about the fact that there's a 5/7 series and I never thought a BMW would go for or over a 100 grand. So just scaling it down I assumed m3 would be 50 grand MAX, 5 series, 75 MAX and the 7s just up to under the 100 grand. Obviously I was wrong, but I think it's this kind of mentality/break down that makes people assume the m3 is a lot less than it actually is.

As blown away as I was by the m3 being 80 grand, I was even more blown away by the 330/335s going for 50 grand ish?

Anyways, just figured I'd throw in a fresh perspective since I'm new here.

I was looking at possibly getting into a 328/330 and throwing on some m3 bumpers/wheels...but once I realized I'd probably spend 20 grand on that when it's all said and done, I started browsing used m3s and the 08s are floating just over 30 grand....My first thought was, 10 grand is not enough of a difference for me to settle for a wannabe m3, but I guess I also have to factor in the fact that m3 parts are much more expensive when it comes to maintenance as well as the gas,insurance? Anyone went from a regular 3 series to m3/can elaborate on how big is the difference of the cost of ownership between the two?? (sorry to sidetrack the thread)
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      04-12-2013, 08:48 AM   #70
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I truly think the average person is aware of the phenomanal machine an m3 is
The average American is paying a lot more attention to Dancing with the Stars than what kind of car you're driving...

Most people don't know or care. If they could ride a Barcalounger to work, they would.
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      04-12-2013, 11:40 AM   #71
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well, said....BTW, what color did you get?
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Well said. Which Individual color did you get?
Tanzanite Blue, in production now....can't wait to take PCD
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      04-12-2013, 11:56 AM   #72
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Tanzanite Blue, in production now....can't wait to take PCD
never heard of that color.....had to search for it. a beautiful blue....congrats!
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If you were driving a base model 528i then people think that you are driving a $70K car, to most people M3 is nothing but a 3 series, which is pretty much basic German transportation.

I remember a similar conversation when i bought my M3 and the persons reaction was.....wow, you can get a 5 series for that price

Overall, who cares.
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Drink every time a 414hp vehicle is referred to as "she" or "her" .....

Sometimes I wonder the same thing... but as a guy, I have a hard time saying, "I love him (M3)." Not that there's anything wrong with that. That's just me.
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      04-12-2013, 03:29 PM   #75
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^ i think we should reserve gender references to animate objects, haha
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The average American is paying a lot more attention to Dancing with the Stars than what kind of car you're driving...

Most people don't know or care. If they could ride a Barcalounger to work, they would.
Hilarious!
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      04-13-2013, 07:39 AM   #78
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Why on earth do so many people ask you how much your car cost? What kind of people do you hang out with?
I live in Oregon. Can't pump your own gas. Which means I get to have conversations with gas jockeys on a regular basis. So I get asked that question all the time. The two most common are "How much did it cost?" and "How fast will it go?". Sometimes followed up with "How fast have you had it up to?". And often something along the lines of, "Yeah dude, my cousin has one of these, like a '99 or somethin', and he put a turbo on it, and it puts out like 600 horsepower." Uh-huh.
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