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Old 12-20-2008, 07:42 PM
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If you have enough money to be chauffered in a 760iL and live on a multi-$million estate a $5000 watch might make sense

Otherwise the average BMW is not all that special in this day and age. The idea in general seems rather pretentious.
The whole idea of matching cars with watches is folly. It's all in fun.

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Old 12-20-2008, 09:38 PM
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Old 12-20-2008, 09:40 PM
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Old 12-21-2008, 08:31 AM
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Most BMW owners are still middle class, I dunno what the stigma attached to them is.

The most expensive watch I own was $1200, and it was a gift. The most pricey one I bought for myself was only like $300, is that "befitting" of a bimmer owner??
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Most BMW owners are still middle class, I dunno what the stigma attached to them is.

The most expensive watch I own was $1200, and it was a gift. The most pricey one I bought for myself was only like $300, is that "befitting" of a bimmer owner??

if you rent an apartment half filled with IKEA furniture, probably not
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Old 12-21-2008, 09:38 AM
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Old 12-21-2008, 09:56 AM
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Most BMW owners are still middle class, I dunno what the stigma attached to them is.

The most expensive watch I own was $1200, and it was a gift. The most pricey one I bought for myself was only like $300, is that "befitting" of a bimmer owner??
I highly doubt most BMW owners are middle class. Nothing to disparage the income range, but it may be a stretch for most average wage earners to plunk down 40k+ on a car. Used perhaps, but I still find it unlikely, given the generally higher maintanenace fees. I wish I could get into the watch thing, but I have yet been able to justify dropping 5 grand on a watch.
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I highly doubt most BMW owners are middle class. Nothing to disparage the income range, but it may be a stretch for most average wage earners to plunk down 40k+ on a car...
What is the middle class anyways? The average American family of four earns about $50,000 a year.
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Old 12-21-2008, 10:42 AM
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I highly doubt most BMW owners are middle class. Nothing to disparage the income range, but it may be a stretch for most average wage earners to plunk down 40k+ on a car. Used perhaps, but I still find it unlikely, given the generally higher maintanenace fees. I wish I could get into the watch thing, but I have yet been able to justify dropping 5 grand on a watch.
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To me, the "middle" class is someone whom makes like 40-50k. I don't think a single person making $65k-$70k a year is "upper class", sure they can afford a BMW but I don't think it means there in a social caste apart from the typical 55k a year Joe 6pack. I got a buddy of mine whom does PC repair work, 22 year old kid, and makes like $35k a year. He's already looking at getting a few year old C240, so you're telling me he is either in denial of finances, or the "middle class" can actually afford these cars?

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What is the middle class anyways? The average American family of four earns about $50,000 a year.
Wait, what? How in the hell can anyone support a family of four, a mortgage, car payments etc on a HOUSEHOLD income of $50k?

Maybe I'm missing something but everyone I know, even the FRESH College grads (they walked last night) have jobs lined up in the low $40's. $50k like that seems WAY to low for a combined income..even though everywhere I read it agrees with you.
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Old 12-21-2008, 11:07 AM
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Here is some interesting data regarding "middle class"
http://www.taxfoundation.org/research/show/22600.html

I don't see how someone making 60-70K per year can truly afford a bmw, unless they are neglecting other important aspects of wealth building.
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Old 12-21-2008, 02:50 PM
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however, I'm not so much poking fun of jetter as my own dumb mistakes ...
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Here is some interesting data regarding "middle class"
http://www.taxfoundation.org/research/show/22600.html

I don't see how someone making 60-70K per year can truly afford a bmw, unless they are neglecting other important aspects of wealth building.
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Yet most the BMW owners I know fall into this range

Maybe its just texas?

As I stated above, I know people making $40k a year looking at getting BMW's or Benzo's, maybe its low cost of living or maybe the cars just really aren't that expensive - after all its not a rover. But then again, $300k will get you a nice 3500sq foot home in a nice area with good schools. Hell the whole "$30k millionaire" show was going to be filmed from the view of a bunch of Dallasites.
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Yet most the BMW owners I know fall into this range

Maybe its just texas?

As I stated above, I know people making $40k a year looking at getting BMW's or Benzo's, maybe its low cost of living or maybe the cars just really aren't that expensive - after all its not a rover. But then again, $300k will get you a nice 3500sq foot home in a nice area with good schools. Hell the whole "$30k millionaire" show was going to be filmed from the view of a bunch of Dallasites.
A guy making 60k cant afford a 300k house either, at least without a significant down payment.
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Old 12-21-2008, 04:29 PM
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A guy making 60k cant afford a 300k house either, at least without a significant down payment.
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Well I wasn't tying the two together, but your absolutely correct. I think "they say" the house shouldn't exceed 250% of your gross income.

So your telling me that a typical person making $60k a year living in a $900/mo apartment can't afford a BMW note?

I roll through apartment complexes all the time in plano that run $700-$1k for a 1br and all I see are Audi's, BMW's, and Benzos.
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Old 12-21-2008, 09:12 PM
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you missed the whole point ...
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