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
 
Steve Thomas BMW
Post Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
      10-06-2007, 10:05 AM   #1
jetblk328i
Colonel
 
jetblk328i's Avatar
 
Drives: Jet blk 328i
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: New York, NY

Posts: 2,422
iTrader: (1)

car for son

my son is turning 17 so i thought id buy him a car, i was thinking a used e46, a4, or c class cause i thought id get him something safe seeing how he'll prolly crash it in like 1 year... any ideas?
__________________
07 328i, jet black/black. heated seats, auto.
Mods:Chromed Grille,Ipod,BMW All Weather Floor Mats-if you call that a mod.
Mods Coming soon:,Blacklines,Chrome Tips, OEM xenons.......
jetblk328i is offline  
0
Reply With Quote
      10-06-2007, 10:06 AM   #2
AcMilan714
First Lieutenant
 
AcMilan714's Avatar
 
Drives: e90 328i, e36 325is.
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: HB So Cali

Posts: 357
iTrader: (0)

Nothing over 150hp
AcMilan714 is offline   Armenia
0
Reply With Quote
      10-06-2007, 10:11 AM   #3
jetblk328i
Colonel
 
jetblk328i's Avatar
 
Drives: Jet blk 328i
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: New York, NY

Posts: 2,422
iTrader: (1)

i was thinking a 323 e46 or an older audi 1.8T
__________________
07 328i, jet black/black. heated seats, auto.
Mods:Chromed Grille,Ipod,BMW All Weather Floor Mats-if you call that a mod.
Mods Coming soon:,Blacklines,Chrome Tips, OEM xenons.......
jetblk328i is offline  
0
Reply With Quote
      10-06-2007, 11:34 AM   #4
Couch
Colonel
 
Couch's Avatar
 
Drives: E92 335i
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Houston

Posts: 2,903
iTrader: (0)

Garage List
2007 E92 335i  [0.00]
Send a message via AIM to Couch
Way to have faith in your son, thinking he'll crash in at least a year.
Couch is offline  
0
Reply With Quote
      10-06-2007, 11:36 AM   #5
noktekniq
Colonel
 
noktekniq's Avatar
 
Drives: e90
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: US

Posts: 2,032
iTrader: (3)

e46 sounds fun. or maybe a good chance for you to upgrade to a 335i and ur son can drive the 328i
noktekniq is offline  
0
Reply With Quote
      10-06-2007, 11:38 AM   #6
e92phreak
General
 
e92phreak's Avatar
 
Drives: E92 335i TiAg/E46 323i TiAg
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: CA

Posts: 21,745
iTrader: (1)

Garage List
2007 E92 335i  [4.50]
2000 E46 323i  [0.00]
You know, I have an E46 323i, and it is still probably too much power for a 17 year old. I have a 17 year old and he is anxiously eyeing the E46...
__________________
07 E92 335i | TiAg | Step | Padl | Cmft | Alum Trm | PDC | Nav | Assist | Sat | Lthr | Prem | Sprt | Rear Splr | RDSport Quads | iPod | V1 | LT Refl | VS Clear Bra | OEM Lip | KWV2 | Mtec Sides | BBS LM-R
00 E46 323i | TiAg | 5sp | Sport | Roof | RDSport Cams | RDSport tune | RDSport Shift | Volk LE37 | M3 spoiler | PSS9 | SuperSprint | Brembo
e92phreak is offline   United_States
0
Reply With Quote
      10-06-2007, 11:49 AM   #7
InS0mNiAc
Lieutenant
 
InS0mNiAc's Avatar
 
Drives: 2007 E90 335I Montego Blue
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: SoCal 818

Posts: 585
iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by Couch View Post
Way to have faith in your son, thinking he'll crash in at least a year.
He's just playing the odds. When I was 16, got my license, crashed my first brand new car within 6 months. Now before you go jumping on my back, the crash wasn't at all my fault. In fact a drunk driver made a left in front of me forcing me to T-Bone the hell out of their car. Insurance chalked it up as the other driver's fault...but it just goes to show you that not all accidents by young people are a result of the car having too much power (I was driving a POS Chevy Blazer) or the driver driving like an young idiot (doing 35mph.) Most of the time a new driver just doesn't have the experience or driving skill needed to get out of sticky situations like some of you whom have been driving for many years.....Now that I've been driving for as long as I have, and with the skills I now possess, if I was presented with the same driving situation as when I was 16 and crashed the car that I could probably wiggle out of it without hitting the other driver. But at 16....what could I do but hold on? I just wasn't educated enough...and no drivers education can make up for real world experience behind the wheel.
InS0mNiAc is offline  
0
Reply With Quote
      10-06-2007, 12:06 PM   #8
ik999
Lieutenant
 
ik999's Avatar
 
Drives: monacoblau e90 335i
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: markham, ontario

Posts: 499
iTrader: (0)

It might be better if you let him pick.

A car is something you spend a lot of time in, so it would make sense for it to be something of his own preference.

an e46 sounds good though.
ik999 is offline   Canada
0
Reply With Quote
      10-06-2007, 12:12 PM   #9
Year's_End
RWD only.
 
Year's_End's Avatar
 
Drives: '08 E92 335i
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: St. Pete, FL

Posts: 12,266
iTrader: (0)

My friend has an e46 323i sedan. I highly suggest it. It has just enough oomph to have a little fun, but it's nothing that won't get you carried away.
__________________
E92 335i: Space Grey|Coral Red|Aluminum Trim

Future Ride: 2015 Mustang GT Premium |Guard|401A|PP|Recaros|6MT
Year's_End is offline   United_States
0
Reply With Quote
      10-06-2007, 12:23 PM   #10
///M3NACE
Banned
 
///M3NACE's Avatar
 
Drives: E36 M3, E36 Vert , E90 N52
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Downers Grove, IL

Posts: 3,907
iTrader: (5)

get him the new m3.
///M3NACE is offline  
0
Reply With Quote
      10-06-2007, 01:56 PM   #11
E90ice
Banned
 
E90ice's Avatar
 
Drives: 2008 335xi Coupe
Join Date: May 2006
Location: WA

Posts: 2,004
iTrader: (0)

I would never buy my kid a BMW, Audi, or MB for his first car. Too much ego boost.
__________________
E90ice is offline  
0
Reply With Quote
      10-06-2007, 02:13 PM   #12
oneshare325
Brigadier General
 
oneshare325's Avatar
 
Drives: E90 325i, E82 135i
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: Arlington, VA

Posts: 4,174
iTrader: (11)

Garage List
2011 135i  [0.00]
2006 325i  [0.00]
I say get him a VW. BMW is a big deal for a teenager, I would get him a VW.
oneshare325 is offline   United_States
0
Reply With Quote
      10-06-2007, 03:16 PM   #13
Greeney
Brigadier General
 
Greeney's Avatar
 
Drives: Jerez E90 M3
Join Date: May 2006
Location: Westchester, NY / Fort Lauderdale, FL

Posts: 3,803
iTrader: (4)

Send a message via AIM to Greeney Send a message via MSN to Greeney Send a message via Skype™ to Greeney
Quote:
Originally Posted by jetblk328i View Post
my son is turning 17 so i thought id buy him a car, i was thinking a used e46, a4, or c class cause i thought id get him something safe seeing how he'll prolly crash it in like 1 year... any ideas?
I got my first car when I was 16, and have never even been in a fender bender...
__________________
11' E90 M3 6MT | Jerez Black | Black Ext./Carbon | ZCP | ZCW | ZPP | ZTP | 302 | 403 | 507 | 5AC | 655 | 6FL | 752 |
15' F80 M3 6MT | Black Saphire | Black Full | ZEC | ZLP | 2VF | 2VZ | 5DL | 688 |
Greeney is offline   United_States
0
Reply With Quote
      10-06-2007, 03:20 PM   #14
sinnet112
Major
 
Drives: 2009 E89 Z4
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: NJ

Posts: 1,119
iTrader: (1)

Garage List
I would say something a little older, he'll appreciate his next car more. I drove a '92 Acura Legend for 2 years before I set foot in the E90 I have now.
__________________


Z4 sdrive30i | Deep Sea Blue | Ivory White Nappa Extended Leather | ZSP
sinnet112 is offline   United_States
0
Reply With Quote
      10-06-2007, 03:51 PM   #15
///AFRO
Stage 1 Juice Box - Boosted'
 
///AFRO's Avatar
 
Drives: 07 AW E92-335i TT
Join Date: May 2007
Location: SoCal

Posts: 1,522
iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by jetblk328i View Post
my son is turning 17 so i thought id buy him a car, i was thinking a used e46, a4, or c class cause i thought id get him something safe seeing how he'll prolly crash it in like 1 year... any ideas?
I'm 18 with my second car, 355i coupe. I know i'm both lucky and spoiled. But I earned it

So take it from me. I have a lot of experience with these things. One question I want to ask is. Is your son a Car Addict? does he really like cars? Does he appreciate them?

My first car was a used 04 Cayenne S. My parents wanted me to look good and be SAFE. And trust me it's worth it. Im not saying get him a Cayenne S, But get him a big car or SUV.

Dont get him in a coupe or somthing like that, becuase his going to get in stupid shit, like speeding racing and other stupid things. I would get him like a new/used SUV.

You are right about him getting the car hit and stuff along those lines. So it is vital for you get him a car that he can learn in. By getting him an SUV, he will get used to diving a big car, so when he gets his second car, hopfully a bmw coupe, he will have enough experience and comfort.


But then again his your son, and I don't know him.

BTW, I would get him a used X5 with warrenty
__________________

2007 335i -Coupe Alpine White
Mods: JB1 | Exposed Intercooler | Black Grills/Emblems | Golf-Tee Mod | Reflectors | 35% Tints
Next: Aero-Lip | H&R Race Srings | Dual Cone Intake | Straight-Pipes
Soon: 2006 ///M3 Coupe Imola Red - [CSL Project]
///AFRO is offline   Armenia
0
Reply With Quote
      10-06-2007, 03:52 PM   #16
///AFRO
Stage 1 Juice Box - Boosted'
 
///AFRO's Avatar
 
Drives: 07 AW E92-335i TT
Join Date: May 2007
Location: SoCal

Posts: 1,522
iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by E90ice View Post
I would never buy my kid a BMW, Audi, or MB for his first car. Too much ego boost.
lmao so true...
__________________

2007 335i -Coupe Alpine White
Mods: JB1 | Exposed Intercooler | Black Grills/Emblems | Golf-Tee Mod | Reflectors | 35% Tints
Next: Aero-Lip | H&R Race Srings | Dual Cone Intake | Straight-Pipes
Soon: 2006 ///M3 Coupe Imola Red - [CSL Project]
///AFRO is offline   Armenia
0
Reply With Quote
      10-06-2007, 03:57 PM   #17
just4kickz
boku no namae ha...
 
Drives: 2006 BS 330i
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: S. Bay Area, CA + Newark, NJ + ChiCity + True Blue

Posts: 11,037
iTrader: (11)

Garage List
2006 E90 330i  [0.00]
first car i drove was a '92? MB 420SEL for the first year, then I drove sister's '98 MB E320 and a '98 Toyota Sienna for another year, and now I have my own 330
__________________
looking for a PreLCI Black Sapphire e90 front bumper without license plate holes

"Akimbo shotguns. Broken wrists anyone? And don't give me that 'it's just a game' bull****. Where the **** are my akimbo interventions then?! One scope on each eye mother****er!!"
just4kickz is offline   United_States
0
Reply With Quote
      10-06-2007, 04:21 PM   #18
BMXtreme
Lieutenant Colonel
 
BMXtreme's Avatar
 
Drives: E60 535i
Join Date: May 2007
Location: Redmond, WA

Posts: 1,657
iTrader: (3)

Garage List
2006 330i  [0.00]
I suggest a Civic for a start
BMXtreme is offline  
0
Reply With Quote
      10-06-2007, 05:44 PM   #19
Park2670
General
 
Park2670's Avatar
 
Drives: 2014 CX-5
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: UTAH

Posts: 18,120
iTrader: (8)

I have bought all of my cars thus far, without money help from the parents. My first car was a 95 civic when I was 18. I then took that to my 02 Maxima, and now the BMW. I say let him pick a used car within boundaries that doesnt have too much power or ego boost. Let them learn how to drive and accept a car that they can become a skilled driver, to move onto something bigger and better in the future.
__________________
Park2670 is offline   United_States
0
Reply With Quote
      10-06-2007, 05:58 PM   #20
BMXtreme
Lieutenant Colonel
 
BMXtreme's Avatar
 
Drives: E60 535i
Join Date: May 2007
Location: Redmond, WA

Posts: 1,657
iTrader: (3)

Garage List
2006 330i  [0.00]
Did you ask him what he wanted?
BMXtreme is offline  
0
Reply With Quote
      10-06-2007, 05:58 PM   #21
Zirenz2006
Brigadier General
 
Zirenz2006's Avatar
 
Drives: 12' F30 328i Sport Line
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: US - RI

Posts: 3,242
iTrader: (0)

I had a 2001 E46 325i. That was a great car. I don't think that is too much power for a 17 yo old.
Zirenz2006 is offline   United_States
0
Reply With Quote
      10-06-2007, 07:25 PM   #22
Ryan335
Lieutenant
 
Ryan335's Avatar
 
Drives: e92 335i
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Chicago

Posts: 417
iTrader: (0)

I highly suggest an A4 in either a 1.8T or 2.0T.... the are fun to drive, have a nice interior and are pretty slow. They are 4 wheel drive, heavy and very safe.
__________________
2013 E92 335i X-Drive l Black Sapphire l Premium l M-Sport l Convenience l Cold Weather l iDrive l Harmon Kardon l Sat. Radio l iPod
Ryan335 is offline  
0
Reply With Quote
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 07:54 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