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      09-02-2019, 01:59 PM   #2
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Drives: 2011.75 SSII E90 M3 ZCP
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: Raleigh, NC

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Have you saved up cash to buy the car outright? What sort of budget do you have? If you are looking at 60k-120k mileage cars my guess is around 20-25k for the car. If you have that cash set aside or even some of it then you can do a lot of preventive maintenance on the car when you get it.

That being said, based on your daily driving use of 17k miles a year, I don't think an M is a great option. Even gas would become a major expense at that rate. I'm lucky my commute is about 6-7 miles. So I can daily my M3, and not including fun weekend cruises, that puts me at 4-5k miles a year commuting.

My suggestion is an economical daily, and getting the M when you can have a fun second car.