just out of pure curiosity, what is it that you do, and how much do you bring home before and after taxes? i've always been kind of curious what kind of jobs pay enough to afford to drive a car like this!
I am a mechanical engineer with 5 years in the field. I make average for an engineer with 5 years of experience. I paid off my student loans (state school) in the first 6 months of working. I was raised to be very frugal (coupons, buy in bulk, buy used, etc.) and have applied that to my life. The one difference for me is that I don't pay rent. I lived at home for a year after school, then my parents moved out of state for a temporary job, so I've been house sitting for 4 years. However, even factoring in the cost of rent for 4 years, I'd still be able to afford my S5 and all my toys.
Without student loans burdening me, I'm FAR ahead of my coworkers. I don't have a $150K student loan hovering over my head, so I'm able to save (and hence spend) a lot more. I'm still saving up a lot of a wedding and house.
Making what I do, I can live very comfortably. I have several coworkers and friends the same age in mixed professions (engineering, teaching, accounting) and they went to state schools as well. Like me, they were raised to manage their money properly and have nice cars: Hyundai Genesis Coupe, Audi A4, Infiniti G37s, Mitsubishi Evo Xs, BMW 135, Audi S4, etc.
Nice deal and alot cheaper then my current M3 Competition Edition lease of $899/month. But mine was $0 down and 15K miles/year which does include service and bmw loaner cars when it is in for service. My car was $69K OTD and MSRP was $75K for comparison.
Oil change intervals on the BMW (not sure about M3 specifically) are recommended at "15K or two years" so that works out to only 2 oil changes over the 3 year lease (provided you stay within the 10K/yr limit).
I sometimes wonder if the "maintenance included" is not really that useful unless you are going to need some high cost items (brakes).
This saves vs. a M3, but the M3 includes maintenance, where the C63 doesn't
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