As a fifteen-year-old petrolhead, I always want to plan ahead on what will be my first car. Earlier today, my father and I had that type of conversation, and I said, "I wanna have an E30 BMW 3-series!" However, my dad, being a stereotypical father, disagrees, and I should instead have a common man's Toyota, Honda or Nissan. Reason? So that I won't show off, and people won't give me negative judgements. That is rubbish.

I'm sorry, but saying I can't own an E30 because it's an expensive brand is like saying I can't marry this girl because her family's poor. I am born and raised in a not-so wealthy family, and the only way to balance the yin and the yang is to buy cheap items, food, appliances and, of course, cars. I do agree to that move, but I'm not talking about a Lamborghini or a Ferrari. I'm talking about a vintage E30 BMW 3-series that, in the classifieds, is priced at $4K to $9K.

A high-end car, in my opinion, is a modern, attention-grabbing car that only rich people can own. My first car in mind neither is modern nor an attention-grabber (at least to non-gearheads). It's an 80's German 4-door/2-door/5-door that wasn't meant to be a wealthy man's transportation in the first place (as far as I'm concerned).

If you are a parent and feel offended by this, I do apologize. I just want to get this rant off my chest. All I'm saying is buying something from an expensive brand does not always lead to negative comments. Just let things be.

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This is my first rant, so please if there's any error, just let me know politely.