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Old 05-14-2019, 04:05 PM
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It's been a while since my last post but I'm in the market for a newer BMW. I specifically have my eye on either an F34 or a G20. I have had my E90 for almost 2 years now since my parents gave it to me as a high school graduation present however, I would like something with a little more space and xDrive. I do plan to keep my current E90 as my mom does enjoy driving it for its agility and it gives her a break from her X5. I must say I am in love with the G20 as I had a chance to test drive it and was given a really nice quote but I don't think I need something that new to be honest. Should I get the F34 or G20?
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Try both. But unless G20 has better steering than F34, stay with E90.


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Those are 2 very different cars. If you need cargo room, I guess you could go with the F34, assuming you like that styling.
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I gotta ask whether you are a college student or living at home. If so my answer would be keep using the E90 high school graduation gift.
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I gotta ask whether you are a college student or living at home. If so my answer would be keep using the E90 high school graduation gift.
Sorry for the late reply haha but I am a commuting college student and I have racked up quite a bit miles on my E90 which is a bit worrying as well as the issue of needing more space. I am also in flight school training to become a flight instructor so I can hopefully go off to an airline. I'm looking at some newer F34's as I don't necessarily need a new G20. I did test drive it and I loved but my mom doesn't think it's wise to get a G20 with them being so new and unproven (she's still holding on to her two E70s).

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Sorry for the late reply haha but I am a commuting college student and I have racked up quite a bit miles on my E90 which is a bit worrying as well as the issue of needing more space. I am also in flight school training to become a flight instructor so I can hopefully go off to an airline. I'm looking at some newer F34's as I don't necessarily need a new G20. I did test drive it and I loved but my mom doesn't think it's wise to get a G20 with them being so new and unproven (she's still holding on to her two E70s).


Well mom could make a decision. Flight school+flight instructor + airline pilot, still asking mom.
That is troublesome on so many fronts.


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Well mom could make a decision. Flight school+flight instructor + airline pilot, still asking mom.
That is troublesome on so many fronts.


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Sorry for not clarifying but, I do have my own job that I've held for three years now making well over what's normal for people my age would make. My college is paid for by a merit based scholarship so that's not an issue, and I have secured a loan for my flight training. The primary reason my mom is involved because she wants to cosign with me so that we can both use our loyalty discount and so that I won't have to pay such a high interest rate for the lease.
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Sorry for not clarifying but, I do have my own job that I've held for three years now making well over what's normal for people my age would make. My college is paid for by a merit based scholarship so that's not an issue, and I have secured a loan for my flight training. The primary reason my mom is involved because she wants to cosign with me so that we can both use our loyalty discount and so that I won't have to pay such a high interest rate for the lease.


As someone who finished education on merit based scholarships, I can only advise you to keep E90, get good used one or get good Japanese car to get you through flight school. If you get airline job, no military experience, you will probably end up in the beginning at regional airline and they do not pay well, as you know. While you have good job now, how will you rack up hours if you work two jobs? Keep it cheap and simple, for now.


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Sorry for the late reply haha but I am a commuting college student and I have racked up quite a bit miles on my E90 which is a bit worrying as well as the issue of needing more space. I am also in flight school training to become a flight instructor so I can hopefully go off to an airline. I'm looking at some newer F34's as I don't necessarily need a new G20. I did test drive it and I loved but my mom doesn't think it's wise to get a G20 with them being so new and unproven (she's still holding on to her two E70s).
You are also racking up educational debt, likely have little or no income and have a fully functional car. The last thing you need is to pile on more debt to buy or lease a nice shiny newer car. Wait until you are a fully qualified pilot flying a 787 or similar before jumping on a BMW. I'm lecturing from experience.
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