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Old 06-09-2003, 01:43 AM   #1
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Thumbs up E46 M3 traded in a STi

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Old 06-09-2003, 02:04 AM   #2
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No I would not...
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Old 06-09-2003, 02:10 AM   #3
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Err . . . No
I would most definitely keep the M3.
It's a much nicer car overall.
It has power, handling, luxury amd imho, looks much better.

Keep the M3.
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Old 06-09-2003, 03:02 AM   #4
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Keep it and get STI as second car. The electronics are alot cooler in the M3. I don't like the GPS though... Nevertheless...quality is better on the M3.
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Old 06-09-2003, 03:08 AM   #5
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I'd get the STi.
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Old 06-09-2003, 03:27 AM   #6
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Since your pimpin, You should just keep the M3, also purchase the STI, 350Z Convertable and the bike! Then you'll be set!
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Old 06-09-2003, 04:57 AM   #7
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I will keep both... Like what I am trying to do now..
(though it's not a expensive E46 M3 but rather the E36... )
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Old 06-09-2003, 08:03 AM   #8
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If you can afford to keep the E46 M3 and the STi, that's what I would do. I love my E46 M3 but I won't drive it in the winter because I doubt I would get very far.
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Old 06-09-2003, 08:12 AM   #9
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I just did that, I had a 2002 M3 and I picked up a new STi. Since I don't live in Internet fantasy land, I could not afford both. The STi offers almost the same performane without the luxury/prestige and more importantly the 27K Canadian premium.

The STi is much more practical for Montreal's climate and I can now put my dogs (2 90lbs labs) in the car.

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Old 06-09-2003, 08:51 AM   #10
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I'd keep the M3, but STi is great car also, not as much luxury, or sound isolation, quality of meterials inside..
Let us know STi vs M3 comparison when u get to know STi better..
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Old 06-09-2003, 09:11 AM   #11
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PLEASE.. Point me in the right direction. What do i need to do in life to be able to afford an STi and 350Z.
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Old 06-09-2003, 09:14 AM   #12
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The M3 is a sweet luxury performance coupe, the STi a relatively spartan performance sedan. The interior and comfort features of the STi are plenty for me, and I appreciate the extra 2 doors. I also appreciate spending less money I certainly understand the incremental appeal of the M3, though, and wouldn't fault anyone for letting the luxury, styling, and comfort of the M3 make the decision.

Performance wise, the cars are probably relatively comparable. it's all of the non-performance issues that will divide the field one way or another. Both are good performance/price bargains, for their respective buyers.
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Old 06-09-2003, 09:15 AM   #13
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PLEASE.. Point me in the right direction. What do i need to do in life to be able to afford an STi and 350Z.
for most people...lease
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Old 06-09-2003, 09:17 AM   #14
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PLEASE.. Point me in the right direction. What do i need to do in life to be able to afford an STi and 350Z.

Not nearly as much to own an E36/46 M3 and an STI...
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Old 06-09-2003, 09:27 AM   #15
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I can point you in the right direction but I dont' think you want to hear it.

First pay off all debt.
Then, start saving 20%+ of your income and invest it, and do it for several years. Live very frugally. Buy off brand/used clothes, live below your means, don't eat out, cook at home, dont' subscribe to expensive services like "Everything" cable, or huge cell phone plans, etc. Keep saving. And Saving. And saving.

After several years of a frugal life style and without the crushing burden of debt you will EASILY be able to afford both cars with cash.

HOWEVER, after doing all this work and staying disciplined for so long you probably wouldn't want to spend that much money on a "Bad investment" like a car.

Most millionaires purchase used automobiles and drive them for a long time -- you don't stay a millionaire buying new cars all the time

Good luck
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Old 06-09-2003, 09:50 AM   #16
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Most millionaires purchase used automobiles and drive them for a long time -- you don't stay a millionaire buying new cars all the time

Good luck
I know what you're saying, and I've heard/read some articles/books about the ideology/lifestyle you describe, but I can't tell you how untrue that is where I live.

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Old 06-09-2003, 09:52 AM   #17
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Become a Doctor or Lawyer.
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Old 06-09-2003, 10:28 AM   #18
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Become a Doctor or Lawyer.
This might not get you there either. do you you know how much Medical and Law school costs(ie: LOANS) plus a house payment. Just because someone is a DR. or Lawyer doesn't mean they have Bank!
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Old 06-09-2003, 11:03 AM   #19
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man, i cant afford a m3 and a Sti together this year. that's why i'm trading the m3 in. since the city i'm in Sasketchwan, the winters would just depress you if your diving a m3 in winter. every redlight would scare the **** out of you. you cant stop. you cant start. you cant do nothing but pushing. how gay is it... so i decided to trade in it for a high performance all wheel drive car since i dont wanna spend 6 thousand to have winter tires and rims on the m3. and on a m3 you cant do nothing. you cant change stereo and modify(except exhaust doesnt effect wrannty, so i did) , unless you dont care about warranty.
i'm going to edmonton to get my STi in couple days. so i will tell the difference about a M3 Vs STi later. by the way, i dont really think M3 has much luxry, at least i dont feel it. all i can see the different is the leather seats. maybe i'm careless about the interior of the M3. cos i didnt change anything , since the stupid dealership told me if i change the deck , maybe the warranty is no more exist.
i bought a set of white rims from japan for the STi, cos my STi is white as well. since i like the DC5 integra(here call RSX) TYPE R.
this summer i'm going to japan for school holidays. i'm a university visa student . i will buy the bodykit you can see at http://accessory.subaru.co.jp/impreza/index.html
well , STi is good in all-seasons. and it's cool looking too.
by the way, would you guys buy a blow off valve and aftermarket turbo gauge from HKS or APEXi whatever brand?
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Old 06-09-2003, 11:06 AM   #20
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oh HEY, i'm a engineering student. i cant take loans since i'm not a canadian. but i have a little scholarship , not full scholarship though. i wish i was smart enough. engineering already makes me so busy in the fall semesters. life is tough!
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Old 06-09-2003, 11:14 AM   #21
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Yup, life sure is tough when you drive a E46 M3 while you're a student....
Let us all know how the STi feels compared to the M3. Curious to see if it 'feels' faster or not.
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Old 06-09-2003, 11:17 AM   #22
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I drove a 1977 Chevy Monte Carlo! It would overheat when I turned it off, so I would typically get out and run away from it so as not to look like its owner.

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Old 06-09-2003, 11:35 AM   #23
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Yes, I am aware of the costs of attaining a higher education and the housing prices in the D.C area are way too high. Go to a really good law school, graduate at/near the top of your class, and the large firms will reward you with a salary that will enable you to pay off your law school loans. A buddy that went to Harvard law was told this in one of his classes "Look at the person to the right of you and now at the person to the left of you....the people you just saw will have a license to print money when they graduate." Since his starting salary at a firm in D.C. was about $150K, I don't think his student loans will be all that hard to pay off. As a general rule, if you become a Dr. or Lawyer, you won't have a hard time affording a nice car.
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Old 06-09-2003, 11:47 AM   #24
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What he didn't say is that the doctor or lawyer will be working a 100hrs/week for the next 5-10 years. So he's really not making 150k, he's really making about 60k and just working 2.5 times as much as the rest of us. And if he's a doctor he's getting crushed with malpractice insurance. Work is work and even a good job has a downside.

I like the way this guy is probably doing it whether it be inheritance, lottery, or whatever. Having the money given to you is the way to go!!
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Old 06-09-2003, 02:50 PM   #25
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dont sound like Lawyers Dr.s are everything. although you maybe either a Dr. or Laywer. that's why you are pround of saying that. but engineering is good too. withouts engineerings i dont know how you can live
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