well.. i don't know about you, but m3 is my dream car and the car that i really want, and hopefully that's my next car, instead of abusing the crap out of my 330, i rahter not put so much miles on it due to resale valuesPhoenixM said:i think i got you guys topped 2001 M just hit 50k have my car for 2 years next month. i just dont get some people i spent 55grand on the car i'm gonna drive it. instead of babying it and leaving it in the garage i think thats kind of stupid your spending your money so drive your car. people see my car at shows and think i drive it once a month i just take care of it my car is daily driven almost 100miles a day and running strong!!!
I checked the book value of my car and with the miles its only a 1000 dollar deduction thats not bad, but i agree i will have this car forever also. i do plan on getting a new car within a year but my M will still be in my Garagee46boy said:
well.. i don't know about you, but m3 is my dream car and the car that i really want, and hopefully that's my next car, instead of abusing the crap out of my 330, i rahter not put so much miles on it due to resale values
used to drive more than 2000 miles a month, now pushing it down to 1.6k or so
when i get my m3 is when i don't care about mileage, becuae i'll be keeping that car forever :thumbup:
damn... i just checked.. if i have 10k more miles than what i have nowPhoenixM said:
I checked the book value of my car and with the miles its only a 1000 dollar deduction thats not bad, but i agree i will have this car forever also. i do plan on getting a new car within a year but my M will still be in my Garage
yeah exactly.. if i have a m3 right now.. i serously don't give a crap if i have 100k miles on it, i am already driving my car from SD to LA to see my gf every single weekend for about 15 months straight non stop... every weekendfunkeycold said:I got my 330i maybe about 2 months ago. It had 29,800 miles on it. Now it has almost 34,500. That's 4,700 miles in 2 months. That times 10 months would equal about 47,000 miles after a year, or 3900 miles per month. I drive EVERYWHERE though. I have to find excuses when I don't really need to go anywhere.
Back when I had my 3000GT VR4 Spyder, I put crazy miles on that thing. I got it in late Feb. of 2002, and I got rid of it in early Dec. 2002. That is about 9 months of ownership. When I bought it, the mileage was 32,000. When I got rid of it, the mileage was 58,500. 26,500 miles in 9 months, or 3000 miles a month.
If you aren't going to get your money's worth of driving out of a car, why the hell would you buy it in the first place???? I'm not going to guy a Porsche Carrera GT and lock it in my garage so I can look at it every once in a while. That sucker would have like 100,000 miles in less than 3 years. Then I would either rebuild the engine or get a new one to slap in there, then I would drive it another 100,000 miles!
Well, if you are going to be reselling your car at all, then yeah, you should keep the mileage down. But personally, mileage to me isn't important. It's the condition of the entire vehicle. If it has high miles but looks pretty good, I'd would still take it, maybe at a -slightly- lower price. You can usually buy another engine or rebuild the old one, and have the car run like it was almost new again.