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      01-10-2011, 01:41 AM   #89
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Got it snipe - so you really do have a "No Life Contract"!
Yes and no, I have guys working for me so they handle most stuff but for those that pay top $$$ I am usually available however it's all good.. as all of us have proven by driving these fine cars, we make it worth our while no matter what we do and we do it smarter :-) !!!
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      01-10-2011, 01:49 AM   #90
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      01-10-2011, 02:05 AM   #91
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      01-10-2011, 02:19 AM   #92
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      01-10-2011, 02:23 AM   #93
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I'd say the typical M3 owner is 19-36ish? I've seen a few 40-55ers, but not many. I'm 19, almost 20, also bought mine by myself.
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      01-10-2011, 02:33 AM   #94
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      01-10-2011, 02:40 AM   #95
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      01-10-2011, 02:44 AM   #96
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      01-10-2011, 03:18 AM   #97
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I'm sure all sorts of people drive the M3 but I was just curious - what do you think is the most common typical profile of an M3 driver?

It seems like most M3 drivers I've seen are men in their late 30's - early 40's.

Although there is a young lady in my neighborhood about 25 years old who drives one. I'm guessing it was a graduation present from a loaded dad.

But typcial drivers I see are men in their late 30's to early 40's. Has this been your observation as well?
why does it have to be a gift? You don't think she could of bought it herself?
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      01-10-2011, 03:36 AM   #98
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I'm sure all sorts of people drive the M3 but I was just curious - what do you think is the most common typical profile of an M3 driver?

It seems like most M3 drivers I've seen are men in their late 30's - early 40's.

Although there is a young lady in my neighborhood about 25 years old who drives one. I'm guessing it was a graduation present from a loaded dad.

But typcial drivers I see are men in their late 30's to early 40's. Has this been your observation as well?
why does it have to be a gift? You don't think she could of bought it herself?
Um - how many people on this forum are women - very few I think.

The vast majority of women would be more than happy to lease a 335 for $500/mo and spend $500/mo at the spa or on travel or on interior design.

Most young ladies simply aren't fanatical enough about cars to fork over $1K/mo to lease an M3.
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Um - how many people on this forum are women - very few I think.

The vast majority of women would be more than happy to lease a 335 for $500/mo and spend $500/mo at the spa or on travel or on interior design.

Most young ladies simply aren't fanatical enough about cars to fork over $1K/mo to lease an M3.
I know a few. And many of them have paid cash. You don't have to be a fanatic to appreciate a fine car
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      01-10-2011, 04:21 AM   #100
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Um - how many people on this forum are women - very few I think.

The vast majority of women would be more than happy to lease a 335 for $500/mo and spend $500/mo at the spa or on travel or on interior design.

Most young ladies simply aren't fanatical enough about cars to fork over $1K/mo to lease an M3.
I know a few. And many of them have paid cash. You don't have to be a fanatic to appreciate a fine car
I think it's a peer group thing - a group of ladies generally doesn't care if another lady drives a car with 400hp.

Usually, a lady can't even quote you the horsepower for her car - she just knows it has "get up and go".

Maybe this young lady in my neighborhood paid cash for her m3 and she's a total spec head. No way to know for sure.
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      01-10-2011, 04:48 AM   #101
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      01-10-2011, 06:43 AM   #102
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      01-10-2011, 06:44 AM   #103
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Also 38, also IT-manager, your assumption seems to be right...
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      01-10-2011, 06:49 AM   #104
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      01-10-2011, 07:12 AM   #105
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      01-10-2011, 09:46 AM   #106
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      01-10-2011, 10:15 AM   #107
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In this thread is the first time that I have become annoyed with people including the ZCP in their "story".

"I'm 21 and I have a 2011 ZCP"

That's great, you're 21, and the 2011 ZCP is a mere $2k more than non ZCP on a $60k+ car.

NO ONE CARES YOU HAVE ZCP.
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      01-10-2011, 11:41 AM   #108
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NO ONE CARES YOU HAVE ZCP.
Don't be jealous of him

People do it cause it does stand out; different rims, sits lower.
Maybe cause when the ZCP e46 came out, it was a pretty big thing back then compared to the std M3


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Usually, a lady can't even quote you the horsepower for her car - she just knows it has "get up and go".
Usually yeah..but there are cases where they will know more about the car than you (or most guys)
And I know MANY MANY MANY guys who don't even know the power of their OWN car
See http://www.e90post.com/forums/showthread.php?t=471068

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Most young ladies simply aren't fanatical enough about cars to fork over $1K/mo to lease an M3.
You do realize there are men AND women who don't care about a 'measly' $1k right?

Yeah it's a hefty amount to most people, most of us, but I know of women who make that without question.

Shouldn't be too quick to judge

There is a woman on here with a SG E90 M3 who seems very knowledgeable about her car too

I'm not saying your generalization is not well found or anything.. just that it's not good to assume it's a gift purely based on the fact that she's female.
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Somehow I've always come back to the BMW brand.

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