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E82 / E88 1 Series (2008 - 2013)
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Old 01-19-2011, 03:47 PM
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Near where I live there was a 16 year old who took 3 friends out in an M5. Not wanting to show them what it could do on a public road he went out to a private airstrip. The result of that was 4 dead young men. Giving a 16 year old an M3 or 135 or any other high performance car is stupid and irresponsible.
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I wanna say get the e46 m3 bc those things are just pure sex. Personally, i think it's the best looking m3 ever made. But then i would get the 135i simply bc it's a new car & the only thing you have to worry about is brake pads & oil change oppose to the e46 which would be a few years old & probably have no warranty.
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Don't get either. Your dad has a Ferrari. The least I would expect from your dad is a 650i, SL550 or Carrera.
well my parents are divorced, and my dad was willing to get me the lotus evora or even a carrera, but firstly my mom wouldnt approve of me getting a car like that, and second i just love the beemers. :/
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I wanna say get the e46 m3 bc those things are just pure sex. Personally, i think it's the best looking m3 ever made. But then i would get the 135i simply bc it's a new car & the only thing you have to worry about is brake pads & oil change oppose to the e46 which would be a few years old & probably have no warranty.
i agree. i love the e46's, but the 135i is sex on ice.
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Old 01-19-2011, 04:34 PM
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well my parents are divorced, and my dad was willing to get me the lotus evora or even a carrera, but firstly my mom wouldnt approve of me getting a car like that, and second i just love the beemers. :/
A beemer is a motorcycle, the cars are bimmers.
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my bad. CORRECTION: BIMMER*
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Old 01-19-2011, 04:54 PM
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Actually you just hit on the perfect solution.
Get a Yamaha R6 or if your tastes are more european a Ducati 848. A mid-weight sportsbike has performance that leaves all but super cars in the dust. On two wheels you are a little more vulnerable, thus slowing you down. Don't forget a good helmet and leathers.
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Actually you just hit on the perfect solution.
Get a Yamaha R6 or if your tastes are more european a Ducati 848. A mid-weight sportsbike has performance that leaves all but super cars in the dust. On two wheels you are a little more vulnerable, thus slowing you down. Don't forget a good helmet and leathers.
I am getting the 848 as well when i am eligible for a motorcycle licence. for now i really need a ice breaker. i really think im leaning toward the 135i.
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Tell your Dad to stop being cheap and buy you a more expensive car. But I think that a 135i is better for you. M3 is too powerful for a person your age.
hahahaha i have tried. 70-80k limit.
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. if i do go with the 135, what mods would you reccomend?

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A governor!

So your dad is trying to assuage his guilt by buying you a car that is much faster than your judgment.

Best of luck... I hope you survive.
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A governor!

So your dad is trying to assuage his guilt by buying you a car that is much faster than your judgment.

Best of luck... I hope you survive.
thanks? haha im responsible, i will not do anything stupid on the streets
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thanks? haha im responsible, i will not do anything stupid on the streets
I went to HS at the end of the muscle car era, one kid had Duster with Hilborn injection (8 stacks poking out of the hood), another drove a Vega with a LT 1 shoe horned in (could pull one front tire 2 foot off the pavement, the frame twisted just a little).

Wanna bet??
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I went to HS at the end of the muscle car era, one kid had Duster with Hilborn injection (8 stacks poking out of the hood), another drove a Vega with a LT 1 shoe horned in (could pull one front tire 2 foot off the pavement, the frame twisted just a little).

Wanna bet??
thats CRAZY power.
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I agree. On the other hand if the OP has some training he might not die. I doubt there is anything we can say here that will stop him from getting an M car.
The problem with a kid (and many adults) with a fast car on the street (even with skills) is avoiding other cars. I find driving on the track more relaxing as the car in front of me rarely makes a turn I'm not expecting, let alone no kids, bicyclists, dogs, cats, or intersections with cross traffic.

I did a lot of karting as a kid, and so had great car control skills from the start. First time I ever drove without my parents in the car, I pulled a hand brake turn and drifted a fwd car around a corner in a way that would make Ken Block proud. My passengers weren't so amused. Luckily, there wasn't a car coming from the other direction.


And that was with only 65 hp. I'd have been dead before 17 with 200+hp.


And I was a boringly responsible kid compared to everyone else I knew. I worry more about a kid that has skills but is "into cars" than a kid that just views a car as a transportation appliance.

No offense to the OP - most of us were the same way, just without the money.
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I strongly respect that. From all this I think I'll stick with the stock car maybe some rims and really gain experience on the street. And from there I'll add on to the car as my experience grows.


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Our daughter's first car was a '96 318ti. Other than having no power it wasn't a bad car.
My first car is a 96 318ti haha. I love it. And mine has some power haha.
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No offense to the OP - most of us were the same way, just without the money.
I abused my parents '72 Ford Country Squire. Stock 429 big block and factory option low gears. Yes I did performance mods. I remember borrowing the car in the morning, porting the heads and getting it back to my mom the same day. I never crashed. Luck? Maybe I was a little be more careful because it was my parents car.

Somehow most of us live through it. My step-cousin didn't.
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My first car is a 96 318ti haha. I love it. And mine has some power haha.

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If you have a 70-80K budget. spend 20-25 on buying a track car so you and your dad can have fun together at the track, bonding and learning together. You can improve your driving skills as well. Then decide on a reasonable street car. Get your need for speed on the track, not on the street. If you have a track car you will be less inclined to get crazy on the street, and when you do, you will know in your heart that you are only trying to be a showoff to your friends.
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No offense, kid, but maybe learn how to drive first in a more suitable vehicle...
Hence, we all remember the OP posting in the M5 board - M5America, I think was his name...
He was claiming he was responsible ( on a Friday post, arguing with us),... then took the M5 with 3 other kids in it, test drove on a landing strip in Florida, did not see the end of the runway coming and desintigrated the car and the occupants in it (that Saturday night)...

I have been driving for the past 32 years and my previous 335i was a beast when I pushed it... Probably too much of a car of average drivers already, much less an M3 or the 1M...
I settled now for the 5 and 7's serie,... I guess call me old...

I am not your dad, but I am a dad, and have an 18 years old at home,... and I do not let him drive my cars... he has a 1999 Chevy silverado with 125K miles on it and has been learning how to drive for the past 2 years in it... When the truck goes out, we'll see...
It is called responsible parenting... but hey, it is just me...
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I strongly respect that. From all this I think I'll stick with the stock car maybe some rims and really gain experience on the street. And from there I'll add on to the car as my experience grows.
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Haha I wish my ti was supercharged. I don't have that kind of money. Neither do my parents or my grandpapis haha
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hahahaha i have tried. 70-80k limit.
In that case, 2011 Toyota Corolla S and put the 55k remaining into your education or a house.
Must be nice to have that kind of cash.
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