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      Yesterday, 09:23 AM   #23

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Well, I'm also the Dumb ass that sold his e30 M3 because I didn't enjoy as much as most kool aid drinking Lugerheads thought I should. I'm more of a driver and less of a collector. The Perf exhaust on my M2 sounds tons better then 1M and the suspension handles better.
Please don't be the guy that tells me to "sell it then to someone who appreciates it". I like the car very much, I just like my M2 a bit more to drive as a daily.
Please don't be what guy? My 1M has 5,001 miles and is covered in my garage right now. Be careful about who you assume is "that guy"

and - you said "more fun" - however, "daily driver?" well, that's a different story. I've written many times that the M2 is a much better daily driver. But - to me - it was never more fun on the streets. But that's me.
That "don't be that guy" was really addressed to others that own neither a 1M or a M2. I assumed the direct opposite in your case. Figured to each their own. That's why they make hundreds of different car models. I just get a lot of guys that have never owned a (fill in this space with whatever car) saying why in the world did you sell it.
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      Yesterday, 10:03 AM   #24
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I would say drive it first to see if you even like it.

You say the stock market is unpredictable, well what about the car market?

The 1M is a nice car, but a "low cost" "classic" of which objectively there are tons around.

When people start feeling the financial squeeze of COVID-19 and the recession that seems to be coming, the first thing they will look to do is unload superfluous assets like cars.

I think most 1Ms are owned by well off people, but not that well off that they have F U money (same for E30 M3s and other sub 100k classics).

So I expect the bubble for these cars to pop soon and the prices to drop significantly.

I am into MX5s (the old one with pop up headlights) and already in the last week or 2 the number of cars for sale has skyrocketed.

If you have the cash I would sit on it and wait to buy some cheap assets in the near future.
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      Yesterday, 12:50 PM   #25
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Originally Posted by kepler View Post
There are so many low-mile 1M examples still out there I wonder how many owners even bought them to drive.
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My 1M has 5,001 miles and is covered in my garage right now.
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      Yesterday, 10:26 PM   #26
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Originally Posted by kepler View Post
I did add 4,801 miles...

and the wife's Clubman is on a charger too - just not driving too much these days.
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