I'd argue, yes, 19 *is* too young to own an e46 M3. Not because you can't afford it. Certainly there are young'uns who's parents ensure means not typically available at that age. If this is the case, more power to you, wish my parents were rich, just don't forget to learn to stand on your own two feet.
So, while finances may not be an issue (for whatever reason), there is a great deal of evidence that suggests that what is often referred to as *common sense* is not fully developed until age 30 and sometimes not until much later. This has to do with research involving PET scans and areas of the brain associated with that type of thinking, etc but the point is this:
Kids (0 - 30) do things on a regular basis without fully thinking through the cause and effect issues. And butt-loads of torque in the hands of an inexperienced driver at that age is simply a recipe for disaster. While the majority of us escaped this age alive, it wasn't without more than a few close calls. Is a ninja an appropriate motorcycle for an inexperienced rider?
All of this, IMHO, of course.
| M3 | 2006 | 3-Pedals | Titanium Silver | Black Leather | Brushed Aluminum Trim | ZCW | ZPP | Nav | Sirius | Xenons | 19" Factory Wheels
Last edited by trikerider; 06-23-2009 at 12:38 PM.