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View Poll Results: Age When Purchased
16 to 25 206 26.28%
26 to 35 308 39.29%
36 to 45 184 23.47%
46 and up 86 10.97%
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      07-03-2008, 10:50 AM   #1
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Age Of People Who Have Purchased Their M3

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      07-03-2008, 11:38 AM   #3
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      07-03-2008, 11:42 AM   #4
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I'm very curious to see how this thing plays out. I figured for a $60 to $70k car, I at 36 would be on the low-end of "new" M3 owners age group.

However, I'm very surprised. The kinds of cars I would have thought I'd be old for would be Evo's, WRX's, Golf's....but NOT M3's.
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      07-03-2008, 12:22 PM   #5
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I'm very curious to see how this thing plays out. I figured for a $60 to $70k car, I at 36 would be on the low-end of "new" M3 owners age group.

However, I'm very surprised. The kinds of cars I would have thought I'd be old for would be Evo's, WRX's, Golf's....but NOT M3's.
Well, excluding peeps that have "financial assistance" from parents, etc., I bet the median age would be 35-45.
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      07-03-2008, 12:26 PM   #6
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I'm 24, purchased my e46 M3 brand new on my 21st birthday, paid it off in 2 years, and bought my e92 M3 in the last month. I have virtually zero financial assistance from family, live in a low cost apartment with my girlfriend, and we are actively saving for a house (I still think there's about 6-9 months left before real estate hits rock bottom).

I was a Jr. in college when I got the e46, but lived in an apartment through the school as part of room and board. If you consider that my parents paid for my college expenses, I suppose you could categorize me as a freeloader, but I would argue otherwise.
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      07-03-2008, 12:30 PM   #7
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I suppose you could categorize me as a freeloader, but I would argue otherwise.
Right on!! Enjoy the M!!
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Average should hit mid 30's.
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bump

Just was looking at the results and some mamebers who I know have M3s haven't answered. Wanted to make sure they saw this.
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      07-04-2008, 12:48 PM   #10
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Isnt this like the 2nd thread this week on average age of owners? lol i think its probably the 8th or 9th thread so far....but ill entertain.
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Isnt this like the 2nd thread this week on average age of owners? lol i think its probably the 8th or 9th thread so far....but ill entertain.
Pretty sure it's the 1st poll
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Pretty sure it's the 1st poll
Its been done months ago.

http://www.m3post.com/forums/showthr...&highlight=age

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This has been done before...
http://www.m3post.com/forums/showthr...&highlight=age

http://www.m3post.com/forums/showthr...&highlight=age
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Right, Fifth, but this is the first one that is public. In fact the second two you list were started before people even had cars yet. That said, the results appear pretty similar so its seems that people were somewhat truthful. Of course, I haven't gone through all the names in this poll to see if everyone really has a car (not do I wish to), but I recognize many of them.
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Right, Fifth, but this is the first one that is public. In fact the second two you list were started before people even had cars yet. That said, the results appear pretty similar so its seems that people were somewhat truthful. Of course, I haven't gone through all the names in this poll to see if everyone really has a car (not do I wish to), but I recognize many of them.
Without spending too much time on it, I can easily say that people did not read the question carefully as there are many names on the list who don't yet own E9X M3s, so I'd say this poll is fairly inconclusive.
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Without spending too much time on it, I can easily say that people did not read the question carefully as there are many names on the list who don't yet own E9X M3s, so I'd say this poll is fairly inconclusive.
Most of them in 16-25 bracket I assume? Yeah like you, I don't care enough to actually look them up. Back when the other polls were running, you might remember I suggested a public poll like this one should require a link to a pics thread. I suppose If arr0gant is really curious (and has lots of spare time) he could edit his first post to list out and tally only the people who can be verified to actually own cars.

I think its pretty safe to say that most E9X M3 owners who participate in forums are late twenties to late thirties. The younger ones are much fewer in number than they were in the E46 era, or so it would seem anyway.
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one thought, at 16 you can not legally purchase a car. You can drive one, but you need someone who is 18 to purchase it for you. You also can not legally license the car in your name.
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Mid 30īs and second M. So I fit right in there.

first one however ( some might think was an E46 ) was an M5 E39 - BEAUTIFUL CAR !!
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can someone explain the rationale behind the curiosity of knowing our occupation or age as an M3 owner?? does the OP realize that someone here might be 16 and buy their first m3 or 50 and have lamborghinis and ferraris and buys and m3 for DD.

is it like "i'm younger/i'm smarter/i'm richer" which is it?? because it's certainly not to get to know me better...
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Typically,

One must ask himself.....

What is the sole purpose of this thread? To guage intrest in the average
age of member then ... Wondering what they did to become so successful

Are these vehicles being purchased with or without financing through BMWFS
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