How can I convince my father to let me buy a BMW?

I am a 17 year old who has recently obtained a paid internship, so my parents are letting me buy my first car soon. I want to buy a BMW 3 series convertible from the mid-to-late 2000's in the $6,000-8,000 range, but my dad says that they are unreliable and that I only want one for status. He says that I should... show more I am a 17 year old who has recently obtained a paid internship, so my parents are letting me buy my first car soon. I want to buy a BMW 3 series convertible from the mid-to-late 2000's in the $6,000-8,000 range, but my dad says that they are unreliable and that I only want one for status. He says that I should opt for a more reliable and conservative option such as a Honda or Toyota. What can I do to convince him to let me buy a BMW?
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