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E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002)
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Old 08-18-2012, 04:49 AM
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Question You're under 45 and own a Z3?

Just got to thinking after reading a thread about why do you love your Z3. I noticed most of the respondents were 45+ and got me thinking how many of us Z3 owners are in the younger set. I'm 36 and bought my Z when I was 32. Any others out there?
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Old 08-18-2012, 05:04 AM
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Old 08-18-2012, 08:23 AM
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Old 08-18-2012, 08:28 AM
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Amancuso. Just remember, like our cars, us over 45 are like a fine bottle of wine. We get better with age. LOL Not to mention feeling younger driving our Zs. LOL
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Old 08-18-2012, 09:18 AM
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Old 08-18-2012, 12:25 PM
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31 when I bought her - 32 now

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Old 08-18-2012, 02:20 PM
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Greater than 50...Less than 60.
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Old 08-18-2012, 06:43 PM
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Old 08-18-2012, 06:49 PM
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Old 08-18-2012, 07:34 PM
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Bought my z(4) at 22. A responsible adult was trying to talk me into something cheaper and putting the difference in stock market. Looking at the stock market in 2008-2009, sure am glad didn't listen to anyone car was super fun
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Old 08-18-2012, 08:07 PM
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Old 08-18-2012, 09:16 PM
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well, looks like im the youngest. I got my z3 coupe a month after my 17th birthday. I've had two jobs since i was 14 and saved every paycheck until i had enough.
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Old 08-20-2012, 05:54 AM
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Old 08-20-2012, 01:34 PM
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Old 08-20-2012, 07:59 PM
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Old 08-21-2012, 10:00 AM
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I think you are seeing a lot more younger people with them as they get cheaper on the used market.

Most younger folks cannot afford a $30K+ car for a toy.
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Old 08-21-2012, 10:01 AM
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31 when I bought her - 32 now

wanted one since I was in my teens
That is a GOOD way to get banned from the forum.
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Not me, but a guy that worked for me bought his first Z3 brand-new in his early 20s. He autocrossed it for several years, eventually broke the subframe, and has had Z3 M Roadster for a few years. I went to his 40th birthday party last year.

BTW, I'm nearly 62 and bought my Z4 M Roadster last month. Before that I owned a 2000 S2000 for almost 13 years.
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Old 08-21-2012, 12:21 PM
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39 here and just bought a 98 M Roadster....should have done this years ago!
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Old 08-21-2012, 12:46 PM
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Old 08-22-2012, 06:53 AM
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Come to think of it, bought our M Roadster at 46.
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Old 08-22-2012, 07:05 AM
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I turn 50 latter this year. Bought my Z4 this spring as a birthday present to myself....and if I had know how much fun it is to drive I would have bought one years ago.

I also charge anyone who say's I'm having a midlife crisis a $1.00 ůmid life was 10 years ago
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Old 08-22-2012, 01:32 PM
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Z3 roadster M package.

& I'm going to try & keep it clean till I'm 45 + haha
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Old 08-23-2012, 04:26 AM
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Old 08-23-2012, 05:50 PM
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Tons of young Z4 owners out there but I have yet to see a Z3 owner who did not look like he had grand kids.

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