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Old 09-21-2012, 07:32 AM
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Because for every 16 yr old that gets an M3, 1000 malnourished 8 yr olds in 3rd world countries die unseen and unheard. Who cares about those friggin subhumans though. We need our kids to be cool, right? Cause money is everything is this society, even if it means grossly misappropriating wealth to people who already are disgustingly wealthy.
This statement coming from someone who posted "i dont think im unqiue cause i drive my crappy little 3 series" would appear to be a study in what it's like to go through life without a sense of irony.
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BJ got one of the worst (if not THE worst) looking BMWs for $50k. LOL! It's a lame front-end design and just looks 'sedate' - and he keeps calling it new although it's VERY old now

and who the F cares about who ELSE owns a similar car? I think the OP and most others were concerned about his/her OWN car and how it looks! If my car is a good car, then I don't care who else has it. This whole 'status' argument BJ brings is so freaking lame.

I get so many complements on my 330Ci ZHP, and compared to the F30, I think (as many others do) it says 'BMW' more than F30...a LOT more. F30 just looks like any other mass-market car, and certainly THE most mass-market looking car BMW ever made, IMO.
I like how the E92 coupe looks; a LOT. The reason I went with the E46 was the dash/interior design - I didn't like the less 'driver-oriented' design of the E92 dash. But externally I think E92 coupe looks just great! a LOT better than a F30 sedan for sure - one can only hope the F coupe would look similar to the E92 coupe; so NO, the E92 doesn't look dated at all. I'd keep it.
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This statement coming from someone who posted "i dont think im unqiue cause i drive my crappy little 3 series" would appear to be a study in what it's like to go through life without a sense of irony.


i dont get it, are you equating a leased 3 series to ridiculous wealth or something?

hey listen, these stupid poor kids, they're not our problem. its not my fault they were never sent to private school to get a real education. i mean for real, the only problem i have is that my kid was never cool, so i had to buy him an M3.
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Seriously: OP, E92 is beautiful, buy it and enjoy it, you can't predict what will you regret in life. That kind of mistakes easy to fix anyway.
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i dont get it, are you equating a leased 3 series to ridiculous wealth or something?

hey listen, these stupid poor kids, they're not our problem. its not my fault they were never sent to private school to get a real education. i mean for real, the only problem i have is that my kid was never cool, so i had to buy him an M3.
As I said, a study in what it's like to go through life without a sense of irony. If you had a sense of irony, you would have understood it.
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Because for every 16 yr old that gets an M3, 1000 malnourished 8 yr olds in 3rd world countries die unseen and unheard. Who cares about those friggin subhumans though. We need our kids to be cool, right? Cause money is everything is this society, even if it means grossly misappropriating wealth to people who already are disgustingly wealthy.

Nicely put, Big C.

Please DO donate your BMW to my For The Children Fund!!!

A man such as you, a sensitive and caring man, undoubtably purchased his expensive German iron specifically to donate to a good cause.

Disgustingly wealthy, indeed! We'll show those effete yuppie snobs how to live. Give 'til it hurts, and then some!

Lead the way, C - just PM for bank routing info and we'll start the ball rolling. Begin with a $10,000 donation to my For The Children Fund!!! and I will return instructions for your vehicle donation.

Your generous contribution will be appreciated! Expect letters from a village of starving Kenyan children, anxious to relocate to the US of A, having heard that one of their own did good. Revel in the knowledge that you are at last a good person, benefiting those disenfranchised souls so in need of ready cash.

Don't wait for them to improve their lot on their own! You can show us all how effective it truly is to simply give them money....how excellent you are by doing so!


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Old 09-21-2012, 09:09 AM
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i dont get it, are you equating a leased 3 series to ridiculous wealth or something?

hey listen, these stupid poor kids, they're not our problem. its not my fault they were never sent to private school to get a real education. i mean for real, the only problem i have is that my kid was never cool, so i had to buy him an M3.

OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG!

You've gone off the rails! Topsy turvy! Mind numbed roboticism!

C, ya gotta get back in the program.

Recommend: Volunteerism!! There are now open positions in the Peace Corps, a completely non-political organization dedicated to improving life without any obligation to the United States whatsoever. As well, no information of any kind regarding foreign countries will be relayed back to the United States....what happens in the Peace Corps stays in the Peace Corps.

Get yer mind right, C -- before it's tooooo late!

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As I said, a study in what it's like to go through life without a sense of irony. If you had a sense of irony, you would have understood it.
i did get it. what i didn't get was your interpretation of having a 3 series being equivalent to being rich.
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OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG!

You've gone off the rails! Topsy turvy! Mind numbed roboticism!

C, ya gotta get back in the program.

Recommend: Volunteerism!! There are now open positions in the Peace Corps, a completely non-political organization dedicated to improving life without any obligation to the United States whatsoever. As well, no information of any kind regarding foreign countries will be relayed back to the United States....what happens in the Peace Corps stays in the Peace Corps.

Get yer mind right, C -- before it's tooooo late!

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great idea man. the only problem is that if i do that, there will be no way for me to keep my beater car so i can drive it around and talk down to other kids' parents with a **** eating grin knowing that i really drive a 3 series
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i dont get it, are you equating a leased 3 series to ridiculous wealth or something?

hey listen, these stupid poor kids, they're not our problem. its not my fault they were never sent to private school to get a real education. i mean for real, the only problem i have is that my kid was never cool, so i had to buy him an M3.
What an angry young man you are.
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hey man i was only joking.
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^^^^^^^^^^^^^

Yeah I suppose that's true in most cases. Its just hard to believe in this case much thought was put into concluding that just because he has a BMW his fodder by products don't stink.

Aha! You have summed the not-so-hidden agenda of BMW cache.

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great idea man. the only problem is that if i do that, there will be no way for me to keep my beater car so i can drive it around and talk down to other kids' parents with a **** eating grin knowing that i really drive a 3 series

We have an excellent, environmentally sensitive solution!

Now providing Chevy Volt leases, only $150/mo. Thank GOD for government!

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What an angry young man you are. I guess I'm wondering why you're spending time here when you could be out demonstrating with the other disenfranchised individuals who are the 99%. Please look to your leader Obama who is the new age Robin that steals from the rich and gives to his voter base, and see if he gives a rats A about your ideals.

By the way, my son was 23 when he got the car and is now a senior project engineer for a large company at the age 25. He also has his own apartment and is doing quite well affording the high cost of living in the DC area.

We are fortunate to have two successful and well rounded kids, so I guess we must be doing something right.

Ohhhhhhhhhhhhh how easily snooty we become....

B, you know my fund. You may PM to me through this board. Clearly, you can be saved -- your donation will be a first step to a better world.

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i did get it. what i didn't get was your interpretation of having a 3 series being equivalent to being rich.
If you thought I meant a 3-series implied "rich", you clearly didn't get it. I was instead referring to your prior boasting about cars you could drive, the car you do drive, the utter lack of either being a necessity of life in any fashion, and at the same time your imputing of uncharitable motives to someone expending his own resources for a member of his family. The sum of those shows a total lack of irony.
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I've always been a believer that BMW designs their cars to look ahead of its time, especially the 3er. They just seem to age gracefully. Case in point I still think the E36 and E46 are good looking cars to this day. They have a timeless classic design that makes them instantly recognizable.

Some of the Japanese and domestic marques don't fare so well in this category with their overly futuristic and organic looking designs that seem to get old overnight.
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I've always been a believer that BMW designs their cars to look ahead of its time, especially the 3er. They just seem to age gracefully. Case in point I still think the E36 and E46 are good looking cars to this day. They have a timeless classic design that makes them instantly recognizable.

Some of the Japanese and domestic marques don't fare so well in this category with their overly futuristic and organic looking designs that seem to get old overnight.
Agree, I absolutely love the look of late E46. They will be classic IMO. Too bad, I'd never had one.
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oh i get it now. you took offense cause i was ragging on your daughter. well maybe one day she'll be successful enough to buy her own instead of just having one handed to her...
My daughter in the M3 she bought.

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The only thing lacking from that M3 is an MT!! j/k

Kudos to your daughter and to you for giving her the guidance and confidence to realize her dreams on her own.
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This Bar Mitzvah thing reminded me of a recent encounter I had with a guy whose son used to be on my Little League baseball team about 14 years ago.

I was walking my dog at the park and he drives up in a spanking new Audi S4 and parks near to where I parked my '01 Suburban. He was a total upitty so and so when I coached his kid and he had not changed much over the years. So, he sees me walking to my car and calls out to say hello. I go over and compliment him on his new car and ask how he likes it. He starts giving me the how exclusive it is and was obviously dying to say how much it cost because it is such an "expensive car". So, I say to him that I really liked the car too, and that's why I got one for my daughter as a college graduation gift.

The guy almost swallows his tongue on the spot, and when he gained his composure, he asked..."well, what are you driving then?" I said that I'm driving the Suburban over there and left it at that.

When I coached youth soccer and baseball, I never drove any of my fun cars and always had an SUV for the games and practices. That way, the parents could just hate me for being the coach and not out of jealousy as well!
This is great, thanks for the laugh.

And probably a good choice with the Audi (non RFT's) considering Philly roads. Nice to have garage space there, too.

PS. Congrats on the Porsche, looks damn good.

As for the OP, buy what YOU want. The E92 is damn good looking and based on the F30, the F32 probably won't look THAT much different. I usually like newer models, as well, but had a loaner F30 335 this week while mine was in for service and was much happier getting back into the "old" E90.
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Wow! Not to put too fine a point on it GVF, but where, exactly, are ya'll located?

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The only thing lacking from that M3 is an MT!! j/k

Kudos to your daughter and to you for giving her the guidance and confidence to realize her dreams on her own.
Sincere thanks, Kat - she's an HBS grad and the youngest VP at a Fortune 50 Company. She balances work with lifestyle by living in NYC.
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