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Old 04-12-2011, 01:22 PM   #16
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Old 04-12-2011, 05:54 PM   #17
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Where are you guys finding 335's and 335d's within the OP's budget of $14k?

To the OP: unless you're interested in learning to do the work yourself, older BMW's "can" be moneypits. So can VW's. . (I own both).
If you drive a lot, there is something to be said for the economy of the TDI's...but the increase in fuel prices has made it harder to find clean maintained ones for a reasonable price.

I would suggest keeping some of your budget in your pocket in case something crops up: it will no matter what car you end up with, and it's the nature of used cars.
A clean E36 is a great bet: fun to drive, and the 318's are certainly economical.

EDIT: What about a TSX? http://ontario.kijiji.ca/c-cars-vehi...AdIdZ271625478
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Old 04-12-2011, 05:58 PM   #18
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Where are you guys finding 335's and 335d's within the OP's budget of $14k?
hmmm...My next suggestion was going to be a Lamborghini Murciélago LP 670-4 SuperVeloce
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Old 04-12-2011, 11:09 PM   #19
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Pawel, why stop there, I's say go Reventon! LOL.
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Old 04-13-2011, 01:06 AM   #20
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nothing wrong with a tsx. its a great car..but youll pay for it.

imho you should get something older for a first car. something cheaper. trust me. its your first car. you could get an old pos corolla and it would still hold a special place in your heart forever. First cars are like that. It doesnt have to be perceived by others to be special to you , or for you to be proud of it.

I wouldnt focus so much on "it has to be my ultimate dream" type deal. Most of us didnt start out that way. It comes later on when you have some more money to throw around and have learned a few things.

Id say buy an older vw or honda.... preferably honda if you want something reliable and that sips fuel

Anything in the late 90's and onwards is pretty safe from either company if you are worried about that...

shit even an older suby would be loads of fun, ok on gas(if you stay n/a) and insurance is pretty cheap on subarus in general. They make some good cars.
A used impreza would be sweet. If you got awd it would make for a really stout winter vehicle.

Thats the more sensible route imho. Own/love/learn/appreciate/get experience for a good 3-5 yrs and then maybe reevaluate/sell/buy a newer car.
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Old 04-13-2011, 07:41 AM   #21
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Pawel, why stop there, I's say go Reventon! LOL.
Come on John, what kind of a suggestion is that?? We have to be reasonable!!!
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Old 04-30-2011, 09:50 PM   #22
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sorry for revive. HOCKEYFAN clear out your inbox! its full and im trying to reply to your msg
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Old 05-03-2011, 12:03 AM   #23
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So there's a new car that's now an option... A wicked deal in my opinion, there's a 2002 M3 that my brothers friend is selling and he is considering selling it to me for 15,000 or less! Any thoughts? Is an M3 just too much to maintain? Would it be equally or less expensive than an e90 323i...? I know the engine is smaller on the 323i, but maintenance as whole (regularity of part changes, etc.)

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Old 05-03-2011, 12:12 AM   #24
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Have you checked insurance on any BMW yet? What is your annual budget all car expenses? (insurance, maintainence, fuel) Somehow I can't see how an E46 M3 or E9x is the proper first car.
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Old 05-03-2011, 12:27 AM   #25
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No I haven't... I'm planning on having my mother (who has an absolutely clean record) as primary on my M3 or e90, and myself as secondary on her car (but I will be driving the BMW). I can't see insurance being more than 200 a month.
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Old 05-03-2011, 12:33 AM   #26
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I doubt it's $200 a month for you, but I've been wrong before! Post here when you get a real quote.
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Old 05-03-2011, 02:27 AM   #27
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i wouldnt want a 15k e46 m3...definitely costly to maintain and that car will 100% need $$$ dumped into it.

also not what i would advise as a first car, even at 21...
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Old 05-03-2011, 07:40 AM   #28
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It sounds like you all think I'm way in over my head with the idea of an e46 m3 or e90 anything...And maybe I am.. What about a tsx...?


Thoughts..?
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Old 05-03-2011, 09:32 AM   #29
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It sounds like you all think I'm way in over my head with the idea of an e46 m3 or e90 anything...And maybe I am.. What about a tsx...?


Thoughts..?


I'm telling you to work backwards to see what yu can afford, not what you would want to drive. I don't know if you have $2000 a month to pay for a car, or $500. Something tells me you have not got a good idea what insurance costs when you are 21 and first time driver. Better check that first, as I mentioned already. Then you may scale back your plans.
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Old 05-03-2011, 10:16 AM   #30
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I've got about 600-800$ CND a month for my car.. This would include paying it off, insurance and gas.
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