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Old 25th November 2007, 00:12   #16
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OMG! Those pics of the Dubai show M3 have the car with a steel roof and sunroof instead of the CPRF roof! Why?!
well buddy, i don't know why. They provided the cars. I just took the pictures. .
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Old 25th November 2007, 00:27   #17
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I have been in a M3 before, and all I have to say is: "Where the hell are you going to drive it in India?!?!?!"
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Old 25th November 2007, 00:30   #18
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Have you been in the E92 M3 before? It's a lot gentler on your butt than the E46!
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Old 25th November 2007, 01:43   #19
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You are very frisky no, for the past few days?
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Old 25th November 2007, 01:54   #20
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I just couldnt control my disappointment - A big rant ahead! Lovers of peace, please excuse or skip.

I am quite positive I am a well paid software engineer (dont tell my boss , been in the industry for over 7 years. But, still I am unable to buy even an entry level 3 series, let alone forget M3s and M5s. Cars are so disproportially priced. (I am sure there are thousand rants in the similar line, but let me vent my pent up frustrations )

A software engineer of equivalent experience in a similar domain, would make 120K+ in US. BMW 3 series start about 29K USD. That is 25% of one's salary. A good software engineer of my experience may make 10-15L p.a (not me!). A BMW 3 series is priced 35L+ on road. Thats a !#$#$@ 2-3X the annual salary. The same holds for every damned car in India.

80L on road for M3? Puhlease... This is meant for people who are born into rich families, kid geniuses who make money in .com, savvy business men (typically with black money) and kids of politicians (I dont belong to any of the above :( )

Looks like hard-working self made people (some solace for my self image ) may not be able to buy one when they are young. I really dont care what I drive when I am 80, let alone if I reach the age.

Time to get back to Eckhart Tolle / Yoga Vaashishta to cool my nerves. Let me see when I'll be able to buy a beemer (I hope Universe exists till then- Honey, I think I doomed the universe | NEWS.com.au)

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You are very frisky no, for the past few days?
Abey jab tu apna Beetle kharidega, we will see!
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Old 25th November 2007, 09:27   #21
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Dear kbk_75: Sorry for the stereotyping - I really didnt mean to hurt that way! I understand there are some (may be lots) who do not belong to that stereotype - As Eckhart Tolle puts it, may be my thinking was clouded - No offence meant.

I know that you bought an M3, and already posted my warm wishes in that thread!

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You are very frisky no, for the past few days?
Guilty as charged!
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Old 25th November 2007, 09:32   #23
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Hi Sriram,

I have copied your post to this thread (Indian IT pros don't buy flashy cars). That discussion was interesting, and I feel you may have something to add to it.
Sure Sir: I'll write something, if I may add value to that thread. Thanks!

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well buddy, i don't know why. They provided the cars. I just took the pictures. .
Yeah, you got some nice eye-candy as well in the first shot eh?! (Hope she's not related to you!)
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you do that and then get left behind by the 400+ bhp of the m3.
Better to get a M5 then
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