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View Poll Results: As a current, past, or future/potential M3 owner the following most fits me:
18-28 yrs old (Young and fancy free!) 467 31.47%
28-45 yrs old (Grown up and established!) 797 53.71%
45-55 yrs old (The kids are gone or going and 40 really is the new 30!) 122 8.22%
>55 yrs old (Wise and well aged! Enjoying the limelight of our lives!) 43 2.90%
Who cares..drive it like you stole it at any age! 55 3.71%
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      11-16-2010, 12:02 PM   #23
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I remember that I read it in one BMW publications that the average age of an M3 driver/owner is mid 40's.
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The problem with this question is it is posted on a message board. In general, the older population does not post as much as the younger population.

At the M drive event in VA last month I looked like the youngest (40). Everyone else was in the late 40 - mid 60 range.

The payment on a 70K car is a big nut to crack. Most 20 - 30 year olds can't handle it.

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should take out "Who cares..drive it like you stole it at any age!" and add 18-23 or something. the gaps r too big i think.
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Sorry Kyoshi, most M3 drivers in my area are really "senior" and most seem far past the mid-life thing. I am 66.5 and have driven M cars for several years (since I could afford them!). However, I do recognize that we are not the typical owners. My wife and I own 5 BMWs (2 classics and 3 Ms). We track and autoX them.

I am retired Navy and we are retired business owners. Agree on Vetts...., I could afford one, but not the gold chains.
My mistake, I should clarify. I never meant that all senior drivers are mid-life crisises. There is a difference.
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      11-16-2010, 12:35 PM   #28
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LOL you really think those 18-20 year old kids are paying for the car themselves?? lol they have their parents buy it for them of course.
maybe 18-20 considering they are still probably in college until 22 years old or so... but im 25 and someone above me was 22 and I would be willing to bet that he (like myself) pays for their own car.

so having said that - im 25. i work for a rather large bank and write mortgages for their corporate center.
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should take out "Who cares..drive it like you stole it at any age!" and add 18-23 or something. the gaps r too big i think.
agreed. 18-21 is likely a purchase by parents as the person is probably still in school unless they went to a 2 year college. 22-23 is probably when people are getting into career jobs of their own and beginning to make money they can actually buy things of substance with.
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The problem with this question is it is posted on a message board. In general, the older population does not post as much as the younger population.

At the M drive event in VA last month I looked like the youngest (40). Everyone else was in the late 40 - mid 60 range.

The payment on a 70K car is a big nut to crack. Most 20 - 30 year olds can't handle it.

I had the Vette. Now I need a 4 door for the Kid.

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I would argue that the majority of the population cant or choose not to handle the payment on a 70k car. I dont think that the age is as much a factor as you might think because I am 25 - right in the middle of the range you said cant handle it - and actually am paying off at an accelerated rate beyond what is expected of my monthly payment as I dislike debt in general. I do the same on the house I have owned since I was 23. Maybe I am not the norm, however, this car is not a car the normal person would choose to buy either and those that look to are usually aware of the expense involved.
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A nice visit to the track at any age.
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wait.. you all didn't all already have M3's when you were born?
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I've been working in the waste management business since 20yrs old. I'm on my 2nd M3 and been mommy and daddy financial free since, well 20yrs old. I also daily drive a 750, now 24yrs old.
what do you think of RSG?
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what do you think of RSG?
Resource Systems Group ?

I'm in waste paper and recycle plastic. Collect, materialize, redistribute.
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I'm in waste paper and recycle plastic. Collect, materialize, redistribute.
No, Republic Services inc...waste managemnt cos. thats ur industry right?
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No, Republic Services inc...waste managemnt cos. thats ur industry right?
Sorry my company is too small, I never heard of them, I must be doing something wrong.
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