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Old 10-30-2006, 01:34 PM   #1
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new bmw 3 series cabriolet... looks pissed

Wow, I knew it would look exactly like the new 3 series coupe of course but for some reason when I saw the pic I was shocked at how awesome it looks.

http://www.bmwusa.com/vehicles/futur...ew3convertible
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Old 10-31-2006, 12:51 AM   #2
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what did he say now that you want a Lotus???
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Old 10-31-2006, 02:56 AM   #3
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what did he say now that you want a Lotus???

He said if I do well academically for this semester and next I can have any car I want. (which I am gonna do anyways, but I am impatient)

I am deciding if I should get a job, get a loan and buy it myself for a really high interest rate and then let him take over if he wants at some point.

I only have classes 2 days a week because I crammed them all into two days, and between money my dad gives me and a job I could buy almost any car..as long as I can get a loan.
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Old 11-03-2006, 03:43 AM   #4
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http://www.autogaleria.pl/tapety/

There's some good pics of the car. I haven't seen one yet, but the pics certainly look great. Have fun with it!
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Old 11-04-2006, 05:58 AM   #5
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There's some good pics of the car. I haven't seen one yet, but the pics certainly look great. Have fun with it!
Wow I swear I not only posted on this thread but there were more posts as well.
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Old 11-04-2006, 12:46 PM   #6
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Wow I swear I not only posted on this thread but there were more posts as well.
someone must have deleted them because i posted quoting you saying comparing the vette to the bmw is like comparing apples and bricks! i remember because i said "is the BMW the brick"
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I like the look of the new 3-Series cabby....however, all Convertible's of that type seem to look the same these days...
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I like the look of the new 3-Series cabby....however, all Convertible's of that type seem to look the same these days...

Yeah, it's why I prefer roadsters.
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Old 11-05-2006, 01:07 PM   #9
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Yeah, it's why I prefer roadsters.
yet most new roadsters look the same! alot of vehicles look the same nowadays! i can give you an example with commercial vans!

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yet most new roadsters look the same! alot of vehicles look the same nowadays! i can give you an example with commercial vans!

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dont mock the tranny! (although i do agree)
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According to you, you have a 2006 325Ci Convertible on the way. Why did you purchase an out-dated vehicle design? This isn't a flame, but a question.

Despite Bronxie's long and complicated explanation, buying a car that is the last year of its generation is usually a good idea, because the company has had a chance to work out all the bugs. So its likely that Bronxie's 2006 is the best year for that car. And its likely that the 2007 will be the worst of the new generation.
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Well, I actually have had it for a couple months.

You think I didn't know this was coming? Of course I did.

This was kind of how it went down, dad is in my room watching tv for some reason and I'm on my computer researching cars.

June 2006

ME: Dad, are you gonna get me a car?

DAD: No.

ME: You said you would, though, if I gave my other BMW to my sister to use.

DAD: Let me think about it.

ME: (making case to dad to get me a z4)

DAD: Do you want the 330? [sedan]

ME: No, that's basically the same car you got me last time, I want a convertible.

DAD: OK, call the dealer and tell him you want a 325ci convertible for 37 grand. see what he says.

ME: (not in any position to say no and surprised at the suggestion because it's more expensive, I call quickly, figuring this car is better than none and I better not ruin my chances)

We do the negotiations over the phone and we get it leased for 650/mo with 15k miles a year. They had none at all so I decided to custom order it a few days later.

8 weeks pass...

ME: Dad, I kind of don't want that car. It's slow, heavy, old styling, and it's an automatic.

DAD: WHAT THE ****? STOP THINKING ABOUT CARS AND WORRY ABOUT SCHOOL.

ME: The z4 is like 8k cheaper. I don't even need any options I can get a base model.

DAD: NO. Insurance = high. (hangs up)

Basically at that point I didn't have a choice. Yes, I had told him it was OK to get it for me but during that 8 weeks I had like a car revelation. My whole view of cars changed and my "car identity developed."

I suppose had I called the dealer and proved to my dad that the z4 was cheaper he might have considered it, but I was very pressured because obviously I was without a car and tired of driving my stepmom's suv around.

So in case anyone else was wondering...there you go.

How old are you, if you don't mind me asking? Don't remember you telling us and I was just wondering.

EDIT: Nvm, your profile says it, ignore the question. Your parents must be well of though to buy you a 37K out of nowhere. Not flaming, just stating.
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Despite Bronxie's long and complicated explanation, buying a car that is the last year of its generation is usually a good idea, because the company has had a chance to work out all the bugs. So its likely that Bronxie's 2006 is the best year for that car. And its likely that the 2007 will be the worst of the new generation.
"Bug" wise, yes. The 07' 3-series is likely to have more glitches than the 06'. But when both cars are functional, the improved upon newly designed 07' vehicle will usually out-please an out-going model. The driver is also getting the "newest thing" so it can be image pleasing...which seems to be popular in his part of town. Then there is the increase resale value of the new car, but he's leasing so it doesn't matter.
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"Bug" wise, yes. The 07' 3-series is likely to have more glitches than the 06'. But when both cars are functional, the improved upon newly designed 07' vehicle will usually out-please an out-going model. The driver is also getting the "newest thing" so it can be image pleasing...which seems to be popular in his part of town. Then there is the increase resale value of the new car, but he's leasing so it doesn't matter.

Doesn't matter anymore. The car is going to be deemed totaled after the insurance company looks at it.

And scratch the lotus too, you were right, it's EXTREMELY unreliable. I will save that info. for the lotus thread I posted, though.
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