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Wonder Years..... 17 and under 6 1.28%
Fun Years......between 18 - 21 30 6.42%
Challenging Years...between 22-30 138 29.55%
Cruising Years......between 31-40 175 37.47%
No Mid Life-Crisis years - 'smiling'...........between 41-49 68 14.56%
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      10-31-2018, 06:29 PM   #89
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^ Welcome, and congrats on both the purchase and the new gig! I lived in LA when I went to Loyola. I live in Walnut Creek now. Check out the regional CA forum on here, there's usually a monthly M3Post meet somewhere central in the Bay. There are also C&C events scattered around the Bay (though I think they're on hold until after the winter) including one in Danville, Treasure Island, South Bay, Marin, etc.

You both have more patience than me, I went in house right away, ha!
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      10-31-2018, 07:38 PM   #90
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^ Welcome, and congrats on both the purchase and the new gig! I lived in LA when I went to Loyola. I live in Walnut Creek now. Check out the regional CA forum on here, there's usually a monthly M3Post meet somewhere central in the Bay. There are also C&C events scattered around the Bay (though I think they're on hold until after the winter) including one in Danville, Treasure Island, South Bay, Marin, etc.

You both have more patience than me, I went in house right away, ha!
Haha I get the appeal. I like litigation, so I do patent lit there. My dad was an O'Melveny lifer and was always around and a great dad, so I grew up seeing biglaw as a totally viable way to have a family and still be happy. It does seem that is a lot rarer nowadays, so we'll see how long I stick around. For now, though, I'm young and enjoy trial work and travel, but I imagine there will come a time that it gets old.

How is Walnut Creek? I have a few coworkers that live out there and they seem to be happy with it.
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      10-31-2018, 09:14 PM   #91
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22 and bought it when I was 22. An absolute dream come true and wouldn't have ever ended up in one of these cars if it wasn't for this forum.
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      10-31-2018, 10:13 PM   #92
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Currently 19 and bought my M3 a little over a month ago. Graduated out of a FBO N54 335i to my '11 M3 and I have 0 regrets
Wow!! congrats and glad to hear you are enjoying your M!!! I also tell everyone who owns a M ride that B.M.W. stands for Budget for My Wear items!!! lol
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      10-31-2018, 10:18 PM   #93
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Purchased The M when I was 27. 30 now and looking forward to my decade of cruising that starts next year. Haha
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      11-02-2018, 08:29 PM   #94
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Purchased The M when I was 27. 30 now and looking forward to my decade of cruising that starts next year. Haha
Sometimes, It can be very therapeutic when cruising with the windows down with the glorious sound of the V8 humming!!! Happy motoring!!
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      11-02-2018, 09:26 PM   #95
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Purchased The M when I was 27. 30 now and looking forward to my decade of cruising that starts next year. Haha
Sometimes, It can be very therapeutic when cruising with the windows down with the glorious sound of the V8 humming!!! Happy motoring!!
Don't know what else to compare to that!
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      01-02-2019, 08:42 PM   #96
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      01-02-2019, 09:58 PM   #97
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I got my E90 last year (which is kinda funny to say on Jan 2) at 36.

My first ///M car was a Z4M that I bought at 29 to replace my ailing Jaguar XJR. At the time I figured I didn't need a fast sedan, a 2 seater was more than enough for me. 18 months later, the wife was pregnant and reality set in...the Z4M had to go. It took a few years, but now I'm back in a fast sedan, and both of my kids get to enjoy the sounds of the S65 with their dad!
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      01-04-2019, 01:09 PM   #98
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I got my E90 last year (which is kinda funny to say on Jan 2) at 36.

My first ///M car was a Z4M that I bought at 29 to replace my ailing Jaguar XJR. At the time I figured I didn't need a fast sedan, a 2 seater was more than enough for me. 18 months later, the wife was pregnant and reality set in...the Z4M had to go. It took a few years, but now I'm back in a fast sedan, and both of my kids get to enjoy the sounds of the S65 with their dad!
Congrats Donny! Kids and wife ended up not traveling much in the car (we live down town) but happy to admitt I love it even with mostly empty back seats!
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      01-04-2019, 04:04 PM   #99
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Congrats Donny! Kids and wife ended up not traveling much in the car (we live down town) but happy to admitt I love it even with mostly empty back seats!
Thanks! Count me among the crowd that prefers the sedan even when the back seats are unused.
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      01-04-2019, 06:47 PM   #100
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Iím 42 and Iíve probably had 7-8 BMWs over the years, most of them 6MT. Got my first M car at 34, it was the E60 M5 with that screaming V10, which was really something special. Later added the E90 M3, swapped the E60 for the E39 M5, then sold them both and got a 911 C2S cause I thought I wanted something different. 6 months later Iím back in the E90 M3 and never letting this one go!
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      01-05-2019, 07:02 AM   #101
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Iím 42 and Iíve probably had 7-8 BMWs over the years, most of them 6MT. Got my first M car at 34, it was the E60 M5 with that screaming V10, which was really something special. Later added the E90 M3, swapped the E60 for the E39 M5, then sold them both and got a 911 C2S cause I thought I wanted something different. 6 months later Iím back in the E90 M3 and never letting this one go!
That story says a lot about the E90M, nice.
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      01-05-2019, 09:48 AM   #102
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35, with two young kids.

M3 is a 3rd car for us. Ideally Iíd rather be in a 911, but the m3 is damn good and much more useable so I can drive it more and enjoy with the kids.

The value of the m3 is incredible also, close to as enjoyable as a 911 for half the price. Plus the low cost allows me to mod and play with the car a bit. Have recaro sportster cs in it which makes it a lot better experience.

Great 3rd car for those with a young family.
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      01-05-2019, 12:23 PM   #103
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47 my first M Car, been mine for over one year now
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      01-19-2019, 10:52 PM   #104
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Thanks! Count me among the crowd that prefers the sedan even when the back seats are unused.
I originally was looking for an E90 M3 but couldn't find one in 6 speed manual, so the E92 M3 6 speed manual check off 95% of my needs. No regrets.
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      01-19-2019, 10:54 PM   #105
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35, with two young kids.

M3 is a 3rd car for us. Ideally Iíd rather be in a 911, but the m3 is damn good and much more useable so I can drive it more and enjoy with the kids.

The value of the m3 is incredible also, close to as enjoyable as a 911 for half the price. Plus the low cost allows me to mod and play with the car a bit. Have recaro sportster cs in it which makes it a lot better experience.

Great 3rd car for those with a young family.
We are very similar, I believe we will definitely have 911 in the near future, once our kids are All grown up!!!
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      01-20-2019, 07:48 AM   #106
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First M3 was an E36 in a somewhat rare color combo at age 22 - Estoril blue with a modena interior. Man I loved that car. Owned it 11 years before I unloaded it for probably too cheap. It was beginning to nickle and dime me on maintenance and I didn't have a place to work on it. I had moved into an apartment temporarily before buying my next house (new area and didn't want to purchase into I found out where I wanted to live). My garage was barely big enough to do an oil change. Anyway, sold that and have been in an E90 M3 ever since. Still enjoy driving it, however, this past year it has been an expensive year for maintenance. Good lord I think I dropped easily 3k+ on stuff that broke. Currently at about 132k miles.
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      01-21-2019, 07:10 PM   #107
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28. Bought at 26 when I was finally making decent money and wanted to graduate from my E30. Now after maturing a bit, all I think of when I look at it is "depreciating asset". It's mostly worth it though. The exhaust note is therapeutic.

Only regret is that I should have gone with a sedan. Bit more practical and I actually prefer the styling to the coupe's. Anyone wanna trade? :P
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      01-22-2019, 07:19 AM   #108
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28. Bought at 26 when I was finally making decent money and wanted to graduate from my E30. Now after maturing a bit, all I think of when I look at it is "depreciating asset". It's mostly worth it though. The exhaust note is therapeutic.

The only regret is that I should have gone with a sedan. Bit more practical and I actually prefer the styling to the coupe's. Anyone wanna trade? :P
I feel you.

Got mine at 26 as well. Now the monthly payment looks like a lost investment opportunity.

But oh well, you only live once. V8
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      01-22-2019, 10:11 AM   #109
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I bought my 2008 E92 in 2012 when I was 25. Still have it now, at 31 and don't think I want to part with it anytime soon!
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