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WarlockBob

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Age : 25
Location : Beaverton, OR
Registration date : 2012-09-30

PostSubject: Bought my first (new) car   Thu Feb 19, 2015 3:02 pm

Well, as a veritable young'un of the forum, I figured I'd share a pretty big life event to me - I've bought my first new(ish) car from a dealership.

For many a year, I had a 2001 Ford F-150, 4x4 with some body lift modifications and big ol' tires. In college and plinking around here and there, it was a cumbersome but effective vehicle, even having over 200,000 miles on it and having some mechanical issues here and there.

Finally after working nearly a year full-time with a real life grownup job, I decided it was time to trade in the truck and get something newer, more reliable, and MUCH more fuel efficient than the beast.
After many months of reading and searching, I finally decided on a vehicle at a dealership nearby. I went in and talked to them on a Thursday afternoon, after I had gotten off work. By Friday afternoon, all of the paperwork was done, everything was signed and I was holding the keys to a new car.

I ended up with a 2010 BMW 328xi (for those of you who don't care about all the number and letter shenanigans, it's an inline-6, all-wheel-drive sedan). So far, I think I've made a wise choice!

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Fatman

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Age : 54
Location : Alaska
Registration date : 2013-02-14

PostSubject: Re: Bought my first (new) car   Thu Feb 19, 2015 4:34 pm

Nice upgrade Smile
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bosun1

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Location : fly over country
Registration date : 2012-10-23

PostSubject: Re: Bought my first (new) car   Thu Feb 19, 2015 5:30 pm

Problem is, now you are going to have to wash and wax your ride much more often than you did your truck (G).
Congrats!
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idbowman

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Age : 35
Location : Painesville, OH
Registration date : 2011-12-19

PostSubject: Re: Bought my first (new) car   Thu Feb 19, 2015 5:52 pm

VERY nicely done.

I'm sure your pocket book felt a bit of a tremor, but the upgrade in fuel economy will pay off in spades. Congrats!
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d4klutz

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Age : 39
Location : Gilmer, TX
Registration date : 2014-01-23

PostSubject: Re: Bought my first (new) car   Thu Feb 19, 2015 6:22 pm

Nice car! Now, just don't turn into one of the BMW driving idiots on the street.
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monbla256

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Age : 71
Location : DFW Metroplex, Texas
Registration date : 2012-01-15

PostSubject: Re: Bought my first (new) car   Thu Feb 19, 2015 8:20 pm

Nice car and I'm sure you will enjoy even though we don't live in a country that allows it to be driven as it was designed for !! Twisted Evil Twisted Evil  Having owned two bimmers the cars) and three beemers ( the scooters) over the years rememeber this, they make all the parts out of gold and plate them with alloy so be ready to dig DEEP when you have to get non warranty work done  Twisted Evil Twisted Evil
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DrT999

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Age : 58
Location : Piedmont of North Carolina
Registration date : 2011-08-31

PostSubject: Re: Bought my first (new) car   Thu Feb 19, 2015 9:23 pm

I hope you enjoy the new wheels! cheers
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DireWolf

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Age : 44
Location : NW Oregon
Registration date : 2015-01-13

PostSubject: Re: Bought my first (new) car   Thu Feb 19, 2015 9:35 pm

:whistle:

I bet that thing runs like a raped ape.

How far do you have to drive to find curvy roads to stretch it's legs?

Laughing
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Fumus

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Location : Deep in the brush and trees of the PNW where the h
Registration date : 2014-11-24

PostSubject: Re: Bought my first (new) car   Thu Feb 19, 2015 9:36 pm

That is a sweet looking ride! Congrats cheers
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Brewdude

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Age : 64
Location : Near the Emerald city
Registration date : 2011-05-04

PostSubject: Re: Bought my first (new) car   Thu Feb 19, 2015 9:41 pm

Nice looking ride. Hope it doesn't cost too much do-re-mi when you have to get service.


Cheers,

RR
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MichaelM

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Age : 51
Location : Souderton, PA
Registration date : 2014-02-13

PostSubject: Re: Bought my first (new) car   Thu Feb 19, 2015 9:45 pm

Very nice Bob! Its a great feeling buying that first one.  I hope you enjoy and have best of luck with it.
Mike.
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WarlockBob

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Age : 25
Location : Beaverton, OR
Registration date : 2012-09-30

PostSubject: Re: Bought my first (new) car   Thu Feb 19, 2015 10:46 pm

Thank you everyone! She's got another 60,000 miles under the bumper-to-bumper warranty, so let's hope I can get enough of a nest egg saved back to afford parts once it's out of warranty Razz

DireWolf, I've gotta go a long ways, but at least I can get there fast!!

MonBla, I was wondering if you were a fan of the bimmers/beemers; I pegged you as a beemer guy more of a bimmer guy though Razz

It's a pretty strange feeling to go from a tugboat to a fighter jet, but I think I'm acclimating pretty well so far.
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joshoowah

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Age : 31
Location : Nairobi, Kenya
Registration date : 2011-09-24

PostSubject: Re: Bought my first (new) car   Fri Feb 20, 2015 3:05 am

I thought you bought a "brand new" car, but I'm glad to see that you got a nice car that isn't entirely new.

I bought a car when I was 21 right off the lot that had 2 miles on it. Let me just say, I will never do so again. I could have saved more money in the long run buying car that was 3-4 years older and been just as happy.

Congrats on getting a newer car! Happy for ya.
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Briar Spirit

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Age : 48
Location : England UK
Registration date : 2012-08-30

PostSubject: Re: Bought my first (new) car   Fri Feb 20, 2015 4:37 am

Sweeeeeeeeeet ride Buddy, congrats on the new motor, it looks AWESOME. cheers cheers cheers
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WarlockBob

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Age : 25
Location : Beaverton, OR
Registration date : 2012-09-30

PostSubject: Re: Bought my first (new) car   Fri Feb 20, 2015 10:12 am

Thank you all again!

Joshoowah, ever since I was a wee lad I was instilled a very firm belief by my parents of "don't buy a brand new car, just buy a newer one used!". From all I can tell, that seems to be the absolute way to go. With the exception of one or two dream cars that I can think of that I'd love to have brand new (at that point, cash wouldn't be an issue I think) I'm perfectly content with buying a newish car. Smile
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