The M3 is one of the best cars I have owned. It is tremendous fun to drive, with lots of power and terrific handling. I bought it instead of a Porsche 911 and am very happy I did. A spoiler makes the aesthetics even better. I also have enjoyed the built-in high persormance radar. The trunk holds two sets of golf clubs, so it has been perfect for games with a friend. While it works best as a two person car, the rear seats are big enough to comfortably take children in car seats.
Not only is this car still fast in today's high horespower world, handle like nothing else, and stop on a dime, it has given me 50,000 miles of trouble free service and gets in the mid twenties economy. What more can you ask from in a car? No matter how hard I drive the car, including occasional track events, it refuses to give me any real trouble, even at 165,000 miles on the odometer! I would recommend this car to anyone in a second.
few auto companies have the distinction of making an affordable top performance car. BMW has been doing it for decades. I promise you this... the M line is the best all-round car series of any manufacturer. The silky shifting of the manual digging through a turn, confident in leaning on that outside front tire, will pressure your nervous system into buying your mind that exhilaration that you've always wanted. aside, the E36 M3 is the most popular of the M line for a reason. The low body, hard lines wrapped and melding with sexy curves, 50/50 weight, and ohhhh that long hood will make you yearn for an open, yet not too straight, lay of asphalt. World reknown for a reason.