In Reply to: Re: First drive (quite long) posted by Larry in TN on November 29, 1999 at 19:48:46:
3 years ago, I convinced my dad to give me $10K that he would've put in a mutual fund and let me invest it. Within 4 months, I paid him back the $10K, and have had just an incredible time picking the companies. It is luck, but a lot of research DOES go into it. This car basically represents my stock-picking ability. Now with college, I don't have nearly enough time to research companies as thoroughly, so I just decided to put most of the money in a mutual fund, and used the rest to subsidize my car purchase. Sure, I could've gotten a Ford Focus or a Volvo S40 (both of which I did seriously consider, actually) and saved a lot more, but I figured that I'm young, I can spend a bit now, and not feel too bad about it.
About getting a sedan, well, in my opinion, I'm too young for a coupe. To me, you get your coupe when you've reached, or are almost at, the point in your life where you can afford a little inconvenience. Anyway, if I was getting a coupe, I'd want it to be a convertible. To be perfectly honest, the E46 I REALLY want is the wagon. That is the ultimate for me. However, when I ordered the car, there was no set date for the wagon's release. I would've liked to have gotten the split fold seats, but that was $500 I wasn't really willing to spend, and the same goes for the leather seats, and HK. Gotta draw the line somewhere, right?
About rambling incoherently, I think that's a sign of youth, actually. You did read my original post, right?