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Old 06-28-2010, 05:08 PM   #41
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With what? ....a smilie?
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Old 06-28-2010, 05:11 PM   #42
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Reminds me of those old Ford jokes....

Fix Or Repair Daily
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Seriously though, DH has a '94 Ford Ranger. That thing just keeps on keepin' on.
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'Ol jerky boy domestic car guy is casting aspersions on BMW
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As if it costs more to maintain those ticking emergency money bucket bombs. I'm trying to get rid of a vibration I can feel on one of ours - tire and wheel guy says they say BMW people suffer from glass azz and feel everything, so what's good enough for other cars just isn't for the Bimmer boys & girls. It's that special German suspension. or our delicate sensibilities.
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Oh......thanks y'all! I reckon I'm sloooooow today.

Heh...just today only....



to the OP...if you buy it, post a pic.
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Old 06-28-2010, 05:37 PM   #45
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Oh......thanks y'all! I reckon I'm sloooooow today.

Heh...just today only....



to the OP...if you buy it, post a pic.
Hey, it's summertime, and the living is easy. Life itself is slow, at least down here it is.
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Well.... a BMW... then NOOOO....


Do you know what the difference between a BMW and a cactus?



The cactus has the pricks on the outside


OK.. more BMW jokes
Every cop friend I ever had said something to the effect of "not every a-hole drives a BMW, but every BMW driver is an a-hole".

Bring Me Women!

Q - How many BMW car salesmen does it take to change a light bulb?

A - I'm going to work this out on my calculator, and I think you'll be pleasantly surprised.
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Seriously though, DH has a '94 Ford Ranger. That thing just keeps on keepin' on.
IIRC those are considered a prized model for electric-vehicle conversions...
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Whether you should buy the car or not is basically up to you .I do think you should cut yourself some slack on the savings for retirement and not having fun issue . You are twenty five . This is when you should be having fun . As long as you are also saving something that's great but life is short enjoy it .
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My favorite car ever was my first....a 1966 Buick Skylark - white with blue interior. Many adventures in that machine. Loved it. BTW, I wish they'd bring back wing windows. Cruising along at about about 60 miles per with those windows pivoted back blew all the bong smoke out made the ride so comfortable.
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Plus a stereo. Those are my only requirements.
I hear music all the time...

I've had several cars that weren't worth the eight-track stereo and speakers I had in them...
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My favorite car ever was my first....a 1966 Buick Skylark - white with blue interior. Many adventures in that machine. Loved it. BTW, I wish they'd bring back wing windows. Cruising along at about about 60 miles per with those windows pivoted back blew all the bong smoke out made the ride so comfortable.
What's a bong?



Yeah, miss those wings. Made it easy to get in the car when you locked your keys inside. Of Course, it made it easy for ANYONE to get in also...
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OK, where does this "spend it now, have fun" mantra end? Where do YOU draw the line? After all, this is an Early Retirement forum.

If cost is more than 10% of monthly take home? 5%? 20%?

Or when monthly investment return is at least 1X the cost? 2X the cost?
Don't do it! This BMW purchase could be a gateway drug to a future destructive LAYM lifestyle! Next you'll be buying a Rolex, an Armani suit and going out to fancy restaurants every night just to perpetuate the image!

It's just a car. Buy the silly thing if you think you have to have it, but I bet if you sleep on it for a few weeks you will realize you don't really have to have it, and then you can just pay cash for something more sensible.
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'Ol jerky boy domestic car guy is casting aspersions on BMW
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As if it costs more to maintain those ticking emergency money bucket bombs. I'm trying to get rid of a vibration I can feel on one of ours - tire and wheel guy says they say BMW people suffer from glass azz and feel everything, so what's good enough for other cars just isn't for the Bimmer boys & girls. It's that special German suspension. or our delicate sensibilities.
I'll have you know this "Ol jerky boy domestic car guy" owns TWO Hondas............

I owned an late 90's M3 for a couple years. Great car to drive, but the maintenance issues made me pray for a GM car..........
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Every cop friend I ever had said something to the effect of "not every a-hole drives a BMW, but every BMW driver is an a-hole".

Bring Me Women!

Q - How many BMW car salesmen does it take to change a light bulb?

A - I'm going to work this out on my calculator, and I think you'll be pleasantly surprised.
Nothing says: "Bring me Women" like a FERRARI!!!
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I've enjoyed my 530i, but do my own wrenching (mostly). I found a good independent mechanic to do the things I can't or won't do.

If you are not going to do your own oil changes, brakes, etc, you had better budget A LOT OF MONEY for repairs. Suspension components are wear items and usually need to be replaced every 50 to 60K.

If it has run flat tires you will want to replace them with something more affordable, from what I understand.
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Don't do it! This BMW purchase could be a gateway drug to a future destructive LAYM lifestyle! Next you'll be buying a Rolex, an Armani suit and going out to fancy restaurants every night just to perpetuate the image!

It's just a car. Buy the silly thing if you think you have to have it, but I bet if you sleep on it for a few weeks you will realize you don't really have to have it, and then you can just pay cash for something more sensible.
A lawyer opened the door of his BMW, when suddenly a car came along and hit the door, ripping it off completely. When the police arrived at the scene, the lawyer was complaining bitterly about the damage to his precious BMW.
"Officer, look what they've done to my Beeeemer!!!", he whined.
"You lawyers are so materialistic, you make me sick!!!" retorted the officer, "You're so worried about your stupid BMW, that you didn't even notice that your left arm was ripped off!!!"
"Oh my gaaad....", replied the lawyer, finally noticing the bloody left shoulder where his arm once was, "Where's my Rolex!!!!!"
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I bought my dream car in the mid 70's wish I still had it sometimes. This one is close but mine was 383 magnum SE with the flat hood. Paid cash though and did all my own work which was a lot easier then. I tended to live almost at my means but saved maybe 10% then.
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Nice one, Bruce! And yes, I'd rather see the flat hood. Love those old cars!
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I'm glad that we bought our Prius, but I still have a hard time believing that we blew through both the $10K and the $20K barriers with one car purchase...
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I have reached the conclusion that this forum isn't the best place for a serious car guy to talk shop. No problem.
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