BMW M3 Forum (E90 E92)

BMW Garage BMW Meets Register Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read


Go Back   M3Post - BMW M3 Forum > BIMMERPOST Universal Forums > General Automotive (non-BMW) Talk + Photos/Videos
 
Post Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
      03-04-2011, 08:31 AM   #1
Petlizard
Second Lieutenant
Petlizard's Avatar
9
Rep
271
Posts

 
Drives: F-type v8s
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: VA

iTrader: (1)

What would you do for a second car?

I returned my leased MB R-class yesterday so I just have the m3 now. I used the r-class for winter driving when we get snow here in the DC area since I do not run winter tires on the m3. It was great for that plus the occasions where I take it to the beach with friends since the car seats up to seven. it was just not fun to drive. Here are my options:
1) Get one of these cars as my 2nd vehicle. Leasing or buying, I will try to stay under $1,000.00 a month budget for the 2nd car. For one reason or another I've been looking at these lately:
-2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited (or the upcoming SRT-8)
-2011 Acura MDX
-2011 Acura TL SH-AWD
-2009/2010 Escallade
-2011 Toyota sienna (yes, the minivan !)

2) Not getting a second car and just put winter tires on the m3 when snow comes. Pay off the car in a couple of years and then use that monthly amount plus my 1k budget (=2k / month) and get something near the exotic realm. An r-8, 911 turbo, or an 08 clk63 black series (the best looking car I've ever seen in person) would be something that I'm interested in.

I'm single with no kids so space is not really necessary. Anyone here have had similar choices?

Last edited by Petlizard; 03-04-2011 at 08:41 AM.
Appreciate 0
      03-04-2011, 01:02 PM   #2
TK-421
Registered Sex Offender
United_States
143
Rep
4,765
Posts

 
Drives: E46 M3 | 1JZ S13
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Tampa, FL

iTrader: (0)

No Cayenne love?
Appreciate 0
      03-04-2011, 01:20 PM   #3
MisterSkiMask
Lieutenant Colonel
36
Rep
1,940
Posts

 
Drives: I Can not say
Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: you must not know

iTrader: (0)

Winter tires for the M and a Boxster Spyder
Appreciate 0
      03-04-2011, 01:28 PM   #4
-=Hot|Ice=-
Been There, Done That.
-=Hot|Ice=-'s Avatar
United_States
184
Rep
4,727
Posts

 
Drives: 2013 BMW M3
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Maryland

iTrader: (0)

2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited(or SRT8) in a heartbeat from the ones in that list.
Appreciate 0
      03-04-2011, 01:29 PM   #5
-=Hot|Ice=-
Been There, Done That.
-=Hot|Ice=-'s Avatar
United_States
184
Rep
4,727
Posts

 
Drives: 2013 BMW M3
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Maryland

iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by TK-421 View Post
No Cayenne love?
Werd. Cayenne>all other SUV's. IMO.
Appreciate 0
      03-04-2011, 01:50 PM   #6
TK-421
Registered Sex Offender
United_States
143
Rep
4,765
Posts

 
Drives: E46 M3 | 1JZ S13
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Tampa, FL

iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by -=Hot|Ice=- View Post
Werd. Cayenne>all other SUV's. IMO.
For sure. Especially with how much weight the new one lost.
Appreciate 0
      03-04-2011, 02:05 PM   #7
epbrown
Colonel
epbrown's Avatar
United_States
27
Rep
2,133
Posts

 
Drives: BMW M Coupe, Porsche Boxster S
Join Date: May 2007
Location: Chicago, IL

iTrader: (0)

I'm the wrong guy to ask - both my cars are 2-seaters with ~300hp.

Personally, and I mean no insult by this, but people that refuse to drive their M3s year-round are doing it wrong, imo. The only reason to get an M3 over a dedicated sports car like an M Coupe or Porsche 911 or whatever is that the M3 offers 90% of the performance while still being year-round practical with the proper tires for the season. I say man up and go with option two, or go all the way: sell the M3 and buy a real, full-on sports car, then get an old truck or beater for winter and hauling.
Appreciate 0
      03-04-2011, 02:22 PM   #8
fun ticket
Private First Class
fun ticket's Avatar
2
Rep
107
Posts

 
Drives: 2013 X5 3.5i M Sport Package
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Tampa, Florida

iTrader: (0)

Option 2, no question.
__________________
"Boobs or spark plugs, if it has them it will be fun and give you problems..."
Appreciate 0
      03-04-2011, 02:46 PM   #9
mtla4
Lieutenant Colonel
Canada
19
Rep
1,721
Posts

 
Drives: Turbo Festiva
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Montreal

iTrader: (2)

Why bother with an expensive second car? Get a Suby impreza or WRX and save. Instead of paying 1000/month you might pay 300/month keep the difference and save it for the next car. There is no real need to have to expensive cars. I'd rather scoot around in a Golf-Jetta and have an R8 in my garage then drive an S4 and Escalade combo. The only way for me to have an expensive second car is if I was some kind of executive or baller that couldn't be seen driving a peasant car but that's not my case.
__________________
Originally Posted by corneredbeast
An engine from a Z06 Corvette. A differential from a Vespa. Damn

Quote:
Originally Posted by Severious View Post
Its because a lot of BMW owners are housewives or business professionals and know little about cars other than BMW's are a status symbol in their own circles so that have to have one. But exotic car owners know cars, that's why they are willing to spend for a killer car and they know something different when they see one.

Last edited by mtla4; 03-04-2011 at 02:57 PM.
Appreciate 0
      03-04-2011, 03:09 PM   #10
Petlizard
Second Lieutenant
Petlizard's Avatar
9
Rep
271
Posts

 
Drives: F-type v8s
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: VA

iTrader: (1)

Option #2 appears to be more popular. I must admit that it's a more desirable one for me too. I just hope that the m3 can handle winter decently with a proper set of snow tires.
Appreciate 0
      03-04-2011, 03:22 PM   #11
///MC
Private
1
Rep
58
Posts

 
Drives: E90 M3
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: Fort Collins, CO

iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by Petlizard View Post
Option #2 appears to be more popular. I must admit that it's a more desirable one for me too. I just hope that the m3 can handle winter decently with a proper set of snow tires.
In Colorado right now, drive the m3 daily with some Dunlop 3d winter sports and it does better then the a4 my wife drives with all seasons.

Unless there is more the 3-4 inches unplowed on the roads, you won't have any problems at all.
Appreciate 0
      03-04-2011, 04:50 PM   #12
Petlizard
Second Lieutenant
Petlizard's Avatar
9
Rep
271
Posts

 
Drives: F-type v8s
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: VA

iTrader: (1)

Unless there is more the 3-4 inches unplowed on the roads, you won't have any problems at all.[/quote]

That's reassuring to hear.
We don't get much around this area minus the once-every-ten-years snow mageddon.
Appreciate 0
      03-04-2011, 05:01 PM   #13
-=Hot|Ice=-
Been There, Done That.
-=Hot|Ice=-'s Avatar
United_States
184
Rep
4,727
Posts

 
Drives: 2013 BMW M3
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Maryland

iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by Petlizard View Post
Unless there is more the 3-4 inches unplowed on the roads, you won't have any problems at all.
That's reassuring to hear.
We don't get much around this area minus the once-every-ten-years snow mageddon.[/quote]

Last Year was horrible. True though, we don't get much snow around these parts.
Appreciate 0
      03-04-2011, 06:06 PM   #14
bmwcoupeftw
Private
1
Rep
70
Posts

 
Drives: 730d, X5 30d
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Norway

iTrader: (0)

A 4wd car might be the best on snowy roads. But i mean, there is a reason why we often see 4wd SUV`s in the ditch :P SUV handle like crap on snow, and the 4wd also makes most people so cocky, like their unbeatable and can drive 1 millions mph on the snow.
I cant see why u cant have a M3 on the snow. I often drive my dads 730d F01 the snow and its no problem.

So yes, go with option #2. Gets som proper European winter tires atleast
Appreciate 0
      03-04-2011, 07:20 PM   #15
ptack
Brigadier General
ptack's Avatar
United_States
47
Rep
4,267
Posts

 
Drives: 135i
Join Date: May 2008
Location: NJ

iTrader: (0)

Garage List
2008 135i  [3.00]
Get the snows and treat yourself to some new summer wheels to boot.
__________________
135i, SGM, Coral, Sport Package, Auto, Premium Hifi, USB/ipod, Apex EC-7s, PPK Stage II
Appreciate 0
      03-04-2011, 08:27 PM   #16
N55
Major
United_States
14
Rep
1,221
Posts

 
Drives: 2012 335IS E92
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: Pittsburgh

iTrader: (1)

Garage List
BMW X5 or X6 or X6M FTW!
Appreciate 0
      03-04-2011, 10:54 PM   #17
ENINTY
Banned
51
Rep
3,415
Posts

 
Drives: 2006 325i Sport
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Virginia

iTrader: (0)

I have a Hummer H3T Alpha. You'd be surprised how fun it is to drive. Get one of those and you'll have a cool pickup to boot.
Appreciate 0
      03-05-2011, 12:03 AM   #18
BrokenVert
Resident Kerbalnaut
BrokenVert's Avatar
United_States
148
Rep
10,077
Posts

 
Drives: Topless 135/Electric Boogaloo
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Fahrvergnügen/NY

iTrader: (0)

Option 2. Then get an Audi R8, Lambo Gallardo, or Porsche 911 Turbo

Throw some snow tires on the AWD supercar and youve got yourself a year round car.
__________________
Appreciate 0
      03-05-2011, 01:26 AM   #19
1on135_deal
First Lieutenant
1on135_deal's Avatar
United_States
5
Rep
347
Posts

 
Drives: 2011 135i & 2011 M3
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: NY

iTrader: (0)

ditch the family and get a ferrari Enzo
__________________
"you blink I shift" DCT
Appreciate 0
      03-05-2011, 04:15 AM   #20
BlackMoupe
Mouper
BlackMoupe's Avatar
United_States
29
Rep
1,065
Posts

 
Drives: _____
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: _____

iTrader: (1)

We have a X5 Diesel that is about $800 for 3 year/15K nothing down.

My vote goes to an A4 Avant as well.
Appreciate 0
      03-05-2011, 09:06 AM   #21
bmwcoupeftw
Private
1
Rep
70
Posts

 
Drives: 730d, X5 30d
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Norway

iTrader: (0)

Audi A4 allround would be perfect to be honest. It looks much better then the regular avant aswell. Especially the grill.
Ive driven the A6 saloon with quattro, and it does handle great on snow, and its much more relaxing do drive then a beemer.
Appreciate 0
      03-05-2011, 09:49 AM   #22
Pinarello Rider
Second Lieutenant
Pinarello Rider's Avatar
3
Rep
269
Posts

 
Drives: 328i Sedan
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Chesterfield, Virgineeee

iTrader: (0)

Get a winter beater, save the M3 for decent weather (when the nuts are careening around corners on bald summer tires in the snow) and save the money for your exotic. Taking on 2 payments at the same time isn't always a great idea, and there is something romantic(?) about having a cheap car that you can take/park anywhere without worrying about a door ding.
Appreciate 0
Post Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 03:55 PM.




m3post
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.0
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
1Addicts.com, BIMMERPOST.com, E90Post.com, F30Post.com, M3Post.com, ZPost.com, 5Post.com, 6Post.com, 7Post.com, XBimmers.com logo and trademark are properties of BIMMERPOST