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      12-13-2010, 08:56 PM   #89
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Go for it, then. Ya'll in the military don't pay taxes on car purchases, right? Hope there are other incentives/discounts for you folks who defend our country (while the rest of us sit around arguing about 6MT vs DCT, etc).
Thanks! No such luck on the incentives or taxes though. If you're stationed overseas there are some programs you can use (that's how we bought the X5) but here I buy just like everyone else. Right now the best incentive I can find is BMW's own $1500/0.9% program. We also have USAA membership, but they just use Zag.com so no big savings there.

We do live in the very military-friendly state of North Carolina where new vehicle sales tax is only 3%. Also, the only time we get an income tax break is when serving in a combat zone. Otherwise we pay normal income taxes as well
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      12-13-2010, 09:12 PM   #90
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Damn, we need to start writing to our senators & congressmen. Or, replace them.
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[quote=OC3;8495767]Damn, we need to start writing to our senators
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      12-14-2010, 12:33 PM   #92
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You sir win at least 2-3 internets.



Cool story bro-ette.

The real problem with getting an M3 for a wife is that this often gives them a big head. It's kind of like giving a 16 year old kid who likes to pretend to be a gangster and Escalade. They'll act all cocky about it, which society as a whole hates badly. Society expects both 16 year old wanabe gangster with Escalades and wives with big name expensive cars to act all cocky about it because that's how everyone knows they are 'awesome'.

I would advise against getting anything for anyone that's going to act in a negative undeserving way about it.

It also sounds like there's some underlying selfishness with her having the faster car, you can't win them all though :P.

Your wife seems to want the car for the right reasons but you're partially getting it because she returned from service. I'd seriously consider the financial implications first because you're getting a more expensive car. It's also worth considering the lack of convenience. you might want to look into an X5M, which is as fast in a straight line, but isn't less capable.

Hope that helps.
So wait.... are you telling me that guys don't get cocky when they get a m3? Haha, is this because they already have a cock?

What makes you think she can't afford the car herself? Just because she asked him if she could get it? Considering the "financial implications", I'd expect any husband OR wife to at least ask each other before making a huge purchase.
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      12-14-2010, 12:57 PM   #93
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Let's put this conversation into some context, boys.

There are women M3 owners on this board here, and my guess is at least some of us don't have M3s just because of the pretty red and blue colors on the M logo.

Meanwhile, 99% of the guys I know have no clue about cars. They can read the BMW logo and at that point most will have drawn their conclusions. Others might notice snazzy wheels and assume that makes a car racy or expensive. Some would say that any BMW is an extravagance and point to their own virtue of buying a piece of Korean crap that costs twice as much as your used BMW sedan. Many men in this part of the country get oversized jacked-up pickups, add lots of bling, custom oversized wheels and open headers, and will spend M prices on them (including a few hundred for the naked woman mudflaps and swinging testicles for the trailer hitch ), but my feeling is that women don't do the same primarily because why the heck would we want to?

On the other hand, many, if not most, women know quality (and if she doesn't, what does that say about you?), and while perhaps not as many women may prefer an M3 over an X6 or 550i, that's more about personal taste and preference, and not about awareness. And perhaps some social pressures (such as the insightful comments in this thread).

In my family, as it happens we all drive BMWs (different models). And it's my mother and my sisters drive who my M3 much more appropriately than my father and brother-in-law: the women get it, the men not so much. That's just how it happens to be.

So guys, maybe it's time for some of you to stand up straight and put some band-aids on your knuckles, eh? In my book, OP has a cool wife and I'd love to meet her and her M3 someday!
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      12-14-2010, 02:36 PM   #94
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^ +1000 llis, sending you a PM...

OP, how was your search this past weekend? Find anything interesting? Keep up posted with what you end up doing... and pics if it turns out the M3-way!
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Let's put this conversation into some context, boys.

There are women M3 owners on this board here, and my guess is at least some of us don't have M3s just because of the pretty red and blue colors on the M logo.

Meanwhile, 99% of the guys I know have no clue about cars. They can read the BMW logo and at that point most will have drawn their conclusions. Others might notice snazzy wheels and assume that makes a car racy or expensive. Some would say that any BMW is an extravagance and point to their own virtue of buying a piece of Korean crap that costs twice as much as your used BMW sedan. Many men in this part of the country get oversized jacked-up pickups, add lots of bling, custom oversized wheels and open headers, and will spend M prices on them (including a few hundred for the naked woman mudflaps and swinging testicles for the trailer hitch ), but my feeling is that women don't do the same primarily because why the heck would we want to?

On the other hand, many, if not most, women know quality (and if she doesn't, what does that say about you?), and while perhaps not as many women may prefer an M3 over an X6 or 550i, that's more about personal taste and preference, and not about awareness. And perhaps some social pressures (such as the insightful comments in this thread).

In my family, as it happens we all drive BMWs (different models). And it's my mother and my sisters drive who my M3 much more appropriately than my father and brother-in-law: the women get it, the men not so much. That's just how it happens to be.

So guys, maybe it's time for some of you to stand up straight and put some band-aids on your knuckles, eh? In my book, OP has a cool wife and I'd love to meet her and her M3 someday!
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      12-14-2010, 06:24 PM   #96
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get her one now.
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      12-14-2010, 06:55 PM   #97
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lol this thread is awesome of all types!

she is one cool chic... pls get her an m3 and post pics plz
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      12-14-2010, 08:18 PM   #98
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^ +1000 llis, sending you a PM...

OP, how was your search this past weekend? Find anything interesting? Keep up posted with what you end up doing... and pics if it turns out the M3-way!
Found 2 E92s of interest in my local area. Both Jerez, one with black novillo and one with black and red novillo. Otherwise equipped exactly as we both want - DCT, ZCP, ZP2, moonroof, enhanced sound, convenience, etc. My wife gets back home this weekend so maybe sometime early next week we'll take the 1.5 hour drive and do some test driving. I've also heard from an out of state dealer that was quick to offer a great price on PCD. Only issue is the wait - not sure if the 2.5 month wait is worth the PCD experience. Thoughts?

We've talked some more and she's not as concerned with the specific options as long as it has DCT, convenience, and Premium 2. Our X5 was pretty much loaded (except for the wimpy 3.0 engine) as was the E90 330i, so you get used to things like Nav and CA even if it's not exactly part of the M3 experience. Really, she mostly wants the M3 for the power and the '///M' aspect. I think to not get ZCP would be shortchanging us at this point in the game.

Looking forward to some driving!
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Yeah, go for all the options. As you said, a lot of those are not exactly part of the M3 experience, but my M3 experience is richer for them.
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      12-14-2010, 11:42 PM   #100
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Your wife is asking for an ///M3? How about you start by getting down on your hands and knees and thanking any and all gods from all religions for the gift you have received in the form of a wife.

But that's just my .02

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I agree, 100%...... Recently I had my wife drive around my coupe and have started the conversation about getting a e90 M for her next year... It not a done deal but I am getting close...
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      12-15-2010, 12:17 AM   #101
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Why not put M bodykit on your current BMW and call it a day.
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Funny, I'm somewhat in the same boat except my wife wants ME to upgrade my 335i to an M.
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      12-15-2010, 01:49 PM   #103
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i wanted one i got an m3 sedan and my wife drives it and loves it so do all her boyfriends
Wait, what?
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Funny, I'm somewhat in the same boat except my wife wants ME to upgrade my 335i to an M.
sounds like a great idea, quick do it before she changes her mind! haha
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