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post #11011 of 14934
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Originally Posted by GreenFrog View Post

ill most likely be selling it within half a year or so.

what about our rental agreement?
post #11012 of 14934
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Originally Posted by gomestar View Post

what about our rental agreement?

If all goes to plan, ill be moving to NYC by the end of the year / very early next year.

If that happens, ill be leaving my car at my friend's house in NJ for the time being while I evaluate the merits of keeping a car while living in the city.

So, you should have a couple months at least to drive it!
post #11013 of 14934
duly noted. it won't do me (or you) much good in the winter. But I figure our spring trip to the Finger Lakes is worth a few bills.
post #11014 of 14934
I certainly wouldn't keep an M5 in NJ while living in the city. Maybe a beater car, but an M5 just kinda defeats the point.
post #11015 of 14934
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Originally Posted by aravenel View Post

I certainly wouldn't keep an M5 in NJ while living in the city. Maybe a beater car, but an M5 just kinda defeats the point.

i mean, while figuring out what one should do, this sounds like a solid safe/cheap alternative, assuming it's at a friend's house and not random parking space. A garage will run him $400+ a month, parking a car in Manhattan gives you a roughly 58% chance of it being fucked to all hell after 4 weeks (see my burned car in the NY Sucks threak), and driving in Manhattan always carries 3' pothole risks (i'm lucky to be right off the FDR, which is pretty safe).
post #11016 of 14934
Oh, sure--I'm not advocating keeping it in the city. I'm more saying that if you are moving to the city an M5 is not the car I would keep, whether here or in NJ. It's not going to get driven enough and it's just going to deteriorate and depreciate. Might as well let something cheap depreciate if you insist on having a car. Besides, as you point out, the roads are fucking awful so even if you went for a drive every weekend, you'd just end up spending a fortune on back surgery.
post #11017 of 14934
The BMW 3-Series

A Poem by Ezra

Letters bearing law school debt
and a wrapper for a Starbucks scone
A short-story collection leans
Upon the pristine beer-brewing kit
"For Sale: Baby Shoes, Never Used"

When your mother let the
Membership at the rock-climbing gym
Lapse
Did she know you'd have to drive
"halfway through fucking mexico
just to boulder?"

Glacier Silver or Melbourne Red?
Havanna or Black Sapphire?
Orion Silver or Mineral White?
Oh how they weep and swear
When a roof-forgotten latte cascades down
the pristine Mineral White,
If only 230 horsepower
Could fill a god-shaped hole
post #11018 of 14934
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Originally Posted by aravenel View Post

Oh, sure--I'm not advocating keeping it in the city. I'm more saying that if you are moving to the city an M5 is not the car I would keep, whether here or in NJ. It's not going to get driven enough and it's just going to deteriorate and depreciate. Might as well let something cheap depreciate if you insist on having a car. Besides, as you point out, the roads are fucking awful so even if you went for a drive every weekend, you'd just end up spending a fortune on back surgery.

 

I feel that if I lived somewhere that I did not need a car, the car that I would have would be something quite impractical and fun.

post #11019 of 14934
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Originally Posted by GreenFrog View Post

The E60 M5 depreciating like a rock is what allowed me to afford it tongue.gif.



Also, the evidence is in! BMW drivers are asshoals:

http://autos.yahoo.com/news/bmw-drivers-really-are-jerks--studies-find-214456020.html

 




The E60 (and E63 M6s) are depreciating like rocks because of the SMG transmissions and people generally being afraid of something catastrophic happening... Hope you had yours checked out thoroughly before you bought, or better yet, got it CPO'd...

It's unfortunate, because they're awesome cars otherwise. Not likely going to see a production BMW like that again. And the noise of that V10... Oh the noise!
That noise you describe is music to my ears. Love the sound of the V10 and V12.
post #11020 of 14934
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I feel that if I lived somewhere that I did not need a car, the car that I would have would be something quite impractical and fun.
I with Huntsman on this. nod[1].gif
post #11021 of 14934
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Originally Posted by Huntsman View Post

I feel that if I lived somewhere that I did not need a car, the car that I would have would be something quite impractical and fun.

So, a motorcycle? wink.gif

You often see bike for sale ads on Craigslist that cite moving into the city as the reason for selling. If you're moving to Chicago and plan on using public trans most of the time, a bike makes more sense, not less. Fewer hassles parking, easier to get around on, cheaper to buy, fuel, insure, etc. Much better choice for a city toy/occasional commuter than a convertible or two-seater.
post #11022 of 14934
In NYC, if you buy a motorcycle, you're automatically become a douche bag. It's just what happens.
post #11023 of 14934
Yes please



post #11024 of 14934
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Originally Posted by gomestar View Post

In NYC, if you buy a motorcycle, you're automatically become a douche bag. It's just what happens.

That's a motorcycle thing not a New York one
post #11025 of 14934
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Originally Posted by Find Finn View Post

That's a motorcycle thing not a New York one

fair point.




I just feel that the aggressive nature of NYC drivers just amps up mororcycle douchebaggery by a multiple of 5.
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