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That show is ridiculously over the top. The population of Los Angeles would be halved if all the cops on the LAPD shot as many people as the main 5 or 6 cops on that show.
Not to mention, despite your best intentions, you will not drive it very often. If you end up staying in NYC for a couple years and do the typical once or twice per month drive and then calculate your cost, you'll find it in the high three digits to the low four digits per drive.
Whether you rent a garage space or park on the street, your car will be molested in NYC. There are certainly ballers who still buy $$$ cars and just deal with the damage, but I am not one of them. I gave up my M and got an E30 so each new ding, scrape, busted taillight, etc., wasn't a catastrophe. Truth be told, the E30 was very nearly as much fun to drive as the M, but that's a topic for a different thread.
You still thinking about moving to NYC? This is not the kind of automobile purchase you want to make before moving there.
Careful, one of the questions is about AWD traction in snow.
It wasn't obvious because of the talk of both E46s and E90s. You're right about the N52B30 being used with various degrees of external tuning in both the 325/328 and the 330.
I see. It does make sense to defer payment on the 2.3% student loan in order to take advantage of your company's 401k match. In fact, you should make sure that you max out your company's 401k match since it's essentially free money.
Depending on the term of your loan and the ratio of your loan principal at 7% vs. 2.3%, you may come out very slightly ahead (about 3-3.5% in total payments) if you do extended payment on the lower rate loan but ONLY if you devote the money you would have paid on the lower rate loan to paying down the balance on the higher rate loan. In other words, your monthly payment remains at $400. In any scenario in which you lower your monthly payment, you extend your payment...
The 3.0l M52 wasn't used in E46s after 2001. The 3.0l M54 replaced it through the end of the E46 model run in the US. The 2006 E90 used the 3.0l N52 motor. There were substantial engineering improvements (materials, valve train, fuel injection, etc.) made in both M54 and N52 engines that go way beyond intake, exhaust, and software to account for the differences in power.
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