Originally Posted by Slats
Before the 1M, I had never bought a new car (could never rationalize the big depreciation hit one takes the day - make that minute - after the purchase). Additionally, I hate car payments and like to pay cash. My most previous purchase was an E36 M3 with 111,000 miles on it when I bought it (202,500 now - still have it).
So, when the 1M came up for grabs, I was hesitant to pull the trigger on the purchase. But it was my wife who finally convinced me to buy it. She said something about me working hard and deserving it, almost pleading that I go ahead and get it. So I wrote the check not only with her blessing, but her enthusiastic support.
There is a little more to the story, but I'll leave it at that, for now.
My situation was almost identical to yours ...