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      08-31-2021, 02:58 PM   #67
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The thing I don't get is buying a truck because you MIGHT need it half a dozen times a year.

Need to haul some lumber from home depot or Lowe's? Go rent a truck for the day and use that. Lots of people in this country don't mind looking rich, while actually barely skating by so that anything, like the rising price of gas, makes the lifestyle unsustainable.

Hence the comment earlier in the thread about oil reaching $140/barrel in 2008 and everyone selling their trucks because they could no longer afford it.

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Everyone I know with a sporty car also owns a truck, actually I'd say almost everyone I know owns a truck period. I don't get why this thread acts like it's a one-or-the-other situation. Having a dedicated sports car and truck is the way to go.
I am in that category as of early last year. My first full size pickup and I drive it the most out of all my vehicles.
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Everyone I know with a sporty car also owns a truck, actually I'd say almost everyone I know owns a truck period. I don't get why this thread acts like it's a one-or-the-other situation. Having a dedicated sports car and truck is the way to go.
I wouldn't mind having a truck and sporty car. But my lady doesn't want to drive a full-size truck as her DD. While I have the sporty car.

Only have a two car garage and refuse to leave vehicles parked outside.
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I traded in my beloved 335is for a 4Runner a few years back
And zero regrets ever since..

PS: so what I meant to say... it's absolutely ... normal

Bro, the Prestige World Wide of the N54 legacy, the 335is is and continues to be highly sought after collector cars of E92 era...buuuut I get it.

Four-Skinners are super nice and well built SUV's - last forever, and insane resale capabilities
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Lol .. ok buddy.
Sorry I hurt your feelings because you drive an X3.
Once again I think most have already turned off from your douche-bag comments about others' cars. Thinking you're putting someone down for their choice of vehicles just makes you look more like a dork than your last statement. From what I've seen, there are very few people here not driving exactly what they want, and chose. If I wanted to drive anything else I certainly would be doing so.

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Everyone I know with a sporty car also owns a truck, actually I'd say almost everyone I know owns a truck period. I don't get why this thread acts like it's a one-or-the-other situation. Having a dedicated sports car and truck is the way to go.
Exactly! I drive an M550i, a Ford F250 that makes 500 hp and 900 ft-lb of torque, and a Factory Five Cobra replica. They are all completely different, but one doesn't exclude me from the others. I can't understand why people feel like they need to judge others for what they choose to drive.
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I wouldn't mind having a truck and sporty car. But my lady doesn't want to drive a full-size truck as her DD. While I have the sporty car.

Only have a two car garage and refuse to leave vehicles parked outside.
This is exactly the point of a truck IMO, who cares if it's parked outside? When I bought my truck, I didn't buy it as a replacement for a BMW but as a supplement. I ended up driving it prob 4 days out of the week. Was it completely unnecessary as I'm single and didn't carry that much stuff? Absolutely. But it was nice to be in something with an automatic trans, never have to swerve for pot holes and knowing if it hails, your keeper cars are sitting nicely in the garage. Not to mention reliability and cost of parts were ZERO concern as it was a Toyota Tundra. As an owner of 4 BMW at the moment , when can you ever say that?

The only reason I sold it is because the market is so hot and the fuel economy did suck. I look forward to having an electric truck someday though.
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      09-01-2021, 08:12 AM   #74
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I've always owned a truck, until this year. Since I needed to replace my Chevy Avalanche with something newer and lower miles (mine was an '02 model), I decided I didnt' want to go spend $45k minimum to get a newer used truck (truck prices are outrageous); that I know I would get upset by hauling stuff in the back and potentially scratching the paint, etc.

Instead I decided to sell the truck and buy an e93M. Best decision I've made. I don't regret at all with selling the truck. I thought I would miss it a lot. Now, when I need to tow or haul something, I just hookup my utility trailer to my wife's SRX and am good to go.

I'm having way more fun with my vert than I ever did in a truck. This whole time, I always felt I needed a truck in my lineup. I don't know if I'll ever go back to buy a truck. If I needed it for a job, then yeah, it would make sense. But with only actually needing a truck a few times per year, I just don't see the need any longer.

On another note: in my area, everyone has either a lifted truck or a lifted Wrangler (and so many actually do off-road them). Having the e93 is definitely uncommon; and that's another reason I like it. I don't want a lifted truck or Jeep like everyone else.
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      09-01-2021, 08:55 AM   #75
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This is exactly the point of a truck IMO, who cares if it's parked outside? When I bought my truck, I didn't buy it as a replacement for a BMW but as a supplement. I ended up driving it prob 4 days out of the week. Was it completely unnecessary as I'm single and didn't carry that much stuff? Absolutely. But it was nice to be in something with an automatic trans, never have to swerve for pot holes and knowing if it hails, your keeper cars are sitting nicely in the garage. Not to mention reliability and cost of parts were ZERO concern as it was a Toyota Tundra. As an owner of 4 BMW at the moment , when can you ever say that?

The only reason I sold it is because the market is so hot and the fuel economy did suck. I look forward to having an electric truck someday though.
Too much potential for damage from wind (knocking down tree limbs) and/or hail in OKC for me to leave anything parked outside.

It's so prevalent, many new car dealers here have shades that cover their entire lots to protect new cars from hail damage.

Like this: https://www.vpslp.com/all-markets/auto-dealerships
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      09-01-2021, 10:08 AM   #76
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I'll throw in my 2 cents here. I own a 2013 335i xdrive, a 2001 Ford SVT Lightning and a 1966 Ford Galaxie 7 Litre convertible. Three completely different vehicles that require three completely different driving styles and three completely different use cases and I love them all.

None of these vehicles are completely stock and none of these vehicles are modified with the same thing in mind.

The BMW has had a OEM reverse camera added and I have gone through eSys making changes and removed the disclaimer, etc, etc.

The Lightning has had the blower and heads ported, the interior upgraded to buckets and console and a reversing camera/head unit installed.

The Galaxy has a 428 with 2 4v, aluminum heads, big cam, shift kit in the transmission, 4:11 gears, etc, etc, etc.

The BMW is a nice all around car. I usually drive it to work. The Galaxie is good for straight line acceleration and turning heads and not much else. The Lightning is good for hauling things, straight line acceleration and going around corners. It's a great street fighter.

Just my 2 cents.
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We got a great deal on a Tacoma lease a couple of years ago and found it extremely useful. Not only was it handy for hauling stuff, but it made a great family and road trip car. It was a manual and that part was sometimes tedious. We ended up selling it, but have a new one coming. This one will have automatic, Carplay, and power seats, which the first one didn't have.

After driving sporty cars exclusively up until recently, I will say it is refreshing after owning the Tacoma and a few Jeeps to hit the occasional pothole and not cringe. Driving over curbs is fun too, along with some light off-roading.
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Bro, the Prestige World Wide of the N54 legacy, the 335is is and continues to be highly sought after collector cars of E92 era...buuuut I get it.

Four-Skinners are super nice and well built SUV's - last forever, and insane resale capabilities
well... I was lying... a bit. I do regret it sometimes. It was a good car even when it was sitting in my garage or at the dealer waiting for parts to come

But I still keep my Z and my wife's 128i! Those are way more driver's cars that 335is would ever be. So regrets don't last long
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Everyone I know with a sporty car also owns a truck, actually I'd say almost everyone I know owns a truck period. I don't get why this thread acts like it's a one-or-the-other situation. Having a dedicated sports car and truck is the way to go.
i can't live without my truck. it's so damn useful especially as a homeowner with never ending house projects! but because i'm a car enthusiast of course i'm going to lift her and no i'm not compensating for something lol. so it's nice having a lifted truck, my BMW and Porsche


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I needed four doors so regrettably traded the 135is in on a Macan Turbo. The Macan ran circles around the 135is and the PDK made the DCT seem like a piece of crap. I would have kept the 135is if I could afford to and particularly if it was a manual transmission but it wasn’t.
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