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Old 09-06-2012, 01:35 PM
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Originally Posted by voip-ninja View Post
Well, I have more than that of course in my investment account (not to mention 401K(s), home equity (hundreds of 100K)) etc, but not going to share specifics here. My wife and I do "well" but don't consider ourselves wealthy.

I am frankly highly doubtful that for many people $50,000 is a "trivial" purchase as you imply, and most of those people probably aren't prospective 3-series customers. If you are that person then perhaps this is all comical to you.

I'm comfortable with the decisions I made, so I'll leave it at that.
Not "trivial", I said inconsequential. It's all relative, and why not buy a 3 Series BMW as it's a very nice car. Just because someone may have Rolls Royce dollars doesn't mean they need to drive a Rolls Royce.

And no, I don't find anything "comical", as I started out with nothing when I graduated from college and know what it is to budget. Actually, I knew how to budget extremely well and thus the reason I no longer have to. That, and my wife and I worked our butts off with each of our own companies, took very few vacations, and, as I said, managed our money very well.

Current Stablemates:
'12 Porsche 911 GTS Cabriolet (MT); '11 BMW E93 335is (DCT); '08 BMW E60 535xi
Favorite Cars Gone But Not Forgotten:
'09 Corvette ZO6; '04 MB S600; '01 BMW 740iL; '01 Corvette; '90 Nissan 300ZX 2+2; '89 Jeep Grand Wagoneer; '79 BMW 320i; '79 MB 300D; '71 Pontiac Firebird Formula 400; '67 MG Midget

Last edited by beden1; 09-06-2012 at 01:38 PM.