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      09-26-2005, 12:33 PM   #67
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[quote=longtran]have you seen it?? it kinda look like the retarded cLs mercedes came out with. what the hell were they thinking??? my friend have one. its retarded. you cant fit anyone over 4'8" in the rear seat i think.
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The new CLS is ugly. It looks like an insect or something...I don't like it.
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      09-26-2005, 04:33 PM   #68
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the CLS isn't bad, it really is the only car in its class, very unique.
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I will have to see the new S-Class in the flesh, but the design looks very awkward in the photos. Looks kinda Maybach-ish. It will apparently be a showcase of technology though, so I like that bit...
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... oh and as for the haters, and people that tell me that I should have gotten a cheaper car...

My boss started and then I said, well I don't have 3 children going to private school and a wife that stays at home, so I can afford it, he shut up at that point.

Our Marketing Manager couldn't stop talking about it, and went all over the company talking about it to the other Managers - I kind of resented that because it is really none of anyone's business and he only found out because he overheard a conversation.

What I usually do to these people though (started getting it with the Audi) is to find out what they really love in life, like travel, mountain biking, skiing, whatever. Invariably I find out that they paid unreal sums for something involved in what they love, and I draw the comparison - "Everybody has at least one or two things which are passions in their life, and it is great to spend money to get the best of [insert passion here], mine is driving, and so I deserve to get a good car because I will get much pleasure from it, so it isn't a waste of money for me..."

Most people stop arguing with me when I put it like that.

If you love something, spend money on it. You could die tomorrow, and everyone deserves to have at least one thing that is special in their lives beyond the people they love. Denying yourself doesn't make you a better person - just like eating healthy food doesn't make you live longer, it just seems like longer
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      10-05-2005, 10:40 AM   #71
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...mine is driving, and so I deserve to get a good car because I will get much pleasure from it, so it isn't a waste of money for me..."

that's exactly how i feel.

i don't spend much money on shoes, clothes, accessories, which probably saves me about $2-5k a year compared to other females.
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      10-05-2005, 11:01 AM   #72
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... oh and as for the haters, and people that tell me that I should have gotten a cheaper car...

My boss started and then I said, well I don't have 3 children going to private school and a wife that stays at home, so I can afford it, he shut up at that point.

Our Marketing Manager couldn't stop talking about it, and went all over the company talking about it to the other Managers - I kind of resented that because it is really none of anyone's business and he only found out because he overheard a conversation.

What I usually do to these people though (started getting it with the Audi) is to find out what they really love in life, like travel, mountain biking, skiing, whatever. Invariably I find out that they paid unreal sums for something involved in what they love, and I draw the comparison - "Everybody has at least one or two things which are passions in their life, and it is great to spend money to get the best of [insert passion here], mine is driving, and so I deserve to get a good car because I will get much pleasure from it, so it isn't a waste of money for me..."

Most people stop arguing with me when I put it like that.

If you love something, spend money on it. You could die tomorrow, and everyone deserves to have at least one thing that is special in their lives beyond the people they love. Denying yourself doesn't make you a better person - just like eating healthy food doesn't make you live longer, it just seems like longer

Nicely put.
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      10-05-2005, 12:01 PM   #73
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I just say I drive an old Benz now (the family beater), then I'm not lying to them and they don't make a comment out of jealously.

Or you could be nice and explain it like JamieA did.

Or you can tell them what you drive, then be like, "Hahaha, just kidding, that's just my beater, my main ride is a Lambo."

Or you could stab them in the face with a soldering iron.
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      10-05-2005, 12:12 PM   #74
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      10-05-2005, 12:50 PM   #75
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Most people your age assume you've "worked the system" to get into the car. What I mean by that is people assume one of the following #1- you live with your parents and have no living expenses, #2-you were given the car as a gift from your parents. #3-you're a member of the lucky sperm club and have a nice trust fund to blow cash.

Some people, right so, believe having a car payment that's higher than your rent payment as a sign of misplaced priorities.
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      10-05-2005, 12:53 PM   #76
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Most people your age assume you've "worked the system" to get into the car. What I mean by that is people assume one of the following #1- you live with your parents and have no living expenses, #2-you were given the car as a gift from your parents. #3-you're a member of the lucky sperm club and have a nice trust fund to blow cash.

Some people, right so, believe having a car payment that's higher than your rent payment as a sign of misplaced priorities.
All of those three things apply to me; yay!
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      10-05-2005, 01:08 PM   #77
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If you love something, spend money on it. You could die tomorrow, and everyone deserves to have at least one thing that is special in their lives beyond the people they love. Denying yourself doesn't make you a better person - just like eating healthy food doesn't make you live longer, it just seems like longer
Good post, although I found it a bit surprising you'd get that kind of reaction from management types... I've never gotten a negative reaction, but BMWs are so common around here, I'm surprised anyone in Southern cal would get any negativity about their (nice) cars.

Like Nikki, I also don't spend a lot on things like clothes, shoes, this was quite an extravagant purchase for me. I guess since I come from a working class background, (dad worked in a GM plant, sister still does, back in New York) I sometimes, depending on who I'm talking to (manager/professional level or not), feel a need to justify in some way my car (by pointing out that the only reason I can afford it, is because I'd accumulated espp shares in the company I work for that covered the cost of the car, am paying cash.), even though, like I said, no ones been anything other than congratulatory about it. I know I shouldn't feel that way at all. There are at least a couple of other luxury level cars among the staff on my team at work, that I know are more expensive than my car. (tax software developers)

(liked the comment about food -- you mean you don't eat vegemite? )
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      10-05-2005, 01:31 PM   #78
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Luckily, most people have no idea how expensive some of my watches are.

Some people would chop my arm off.
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Luckily, most people have no idea how expensive some of my watches are.

Some people would chop my arm off.
You mean you have more than one? GOOD FOR YOU!!! If you love watches, may you enjoy the money you work for and buy as many as you like!!!

Cars are my passion, and in a country where it's very expensive to buy fancy cars - I always get "ragged" on about my car.

I feel sorry for these people when I really make it. Mad as it is, If I can afford it, I will have more than one car, and I will have exotic cars and all. This is just the beginning.


Has anyone gotten the "What are you going to aspire to drive?"

I am going to aspire to drive the next 3 Series, and after that, the NEXT 3 Series and after that...every other series(1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8 and bmw can even make a special 9 series just for me.)

I bought my car (with my own cash) because I felt I deserved it. Cars are my biggest passion since I was a little kid - and I deserve to have a car I love.

I spent my money on my car - my mother (who rags on me all the time) is spending her money on a face lift?? Now...who needs the lecture?
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Luckily, most people have no idea how expensive some of my watches are.

Some people would chop my arm off.

I know, i know!!! i cant chop your arm off becasue i do the same...
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      01-01-2007, 08:08 PM   #81
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lol i can't even believe some of the stories my boyfriend tells me from his work. a few things that i found amusing:

--one girl ~18 years old wanted an s4 in the showroom with a different set of wheels and they were going to swap the wheels for her for free but they said it would take a few weeks for the wheels to come in. well the girl started stomping and screaming about how she wanted it now and can't wait a few weeks, and she wants to leave with it today

--another young girl came in with her dad and she wanted to buy an s4 in the showroom but the girl didn't want anyone driving her car. she was throwing a fit saying that she wanted to back it out of the showroom because she didn't want anyone else touching it because it is hers now.

--many girls come in and say things like "i like this car" (points at a4) "what's the best model you make?" when the salesman responds "the s4" the girl says "will it make my friends jealous? because i don't want it if they arent going to be extremely jealous of me"

--one girl comes in for her first service, she just bought an a4 right before the the new models came and starts screaming and yelling that her salesman neglected to tell her that a new model was coming out. she demands to talk to him and keeps screaming how he is such a lying thieving a*hole that just wants to make a sale and how she is ashamed of having a car that isn't the newest model. she then gets on the phone with her dad and tells him she wants to trade in her several month old car for a brand new a4, he apparently says no because she starts going crazy. she gets off the phone all pissy and starts yelling about how she knows that he has stock options he's selling and how unfair it is that he's hogging all of the money from her.
LOL!!!

UN-F**KING-REAL!!!

...I hope they die in a fire....
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Man what is up with the dead walking again??? lol
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      01-01-2007, 08:21 PM   #83
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BMWE90...I have a duty to perform that consists of sitting behind a desk for 24hrs and answering phones eternally. I have ALL THE TIME IN THE WORLD to "dig up the dead" and sift through ancient threads and entertain myself with them...there are a few "walking dead" posts in here tonight...LOL

I currently own the new E90Post record for "LONGEST TIME ON E90POST.COM CONTINUOUSLY"...I have been online now...E90POST ONLY....for 17hrs and 20mins!!!!!:rocks:

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LOL that explains it. I was starting to think that you miss 06 so you're digging up the dead. haha

well carry on then...
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Naa Bro...I was here for 2006. I missed part of 2004-2005 to spend some philosophical time "finding my inner feminine side" in IRAQ!
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