I have had this 1995 BMW M3 for 50k miles. I've driven it 2300 miles only stopping for gas cross country 3 times (about 35hrs per trip). Its paint is still glossy, the auto shifts and pushes just as hard as the manual version I tested. The driving position is perfect for me (I'm 6ft). I have pushed many cars to their limits, but by far this car has the most crisp handling, strongest braking, smoothest power delivery, and best high speed stability of any car you could buy for 20K and any new car under 35K.
"Vader" bucket seats adjust 6 ways (height front, back, distance back, tilt, shoulder rest height, and seat length). Delivers power as smooth as a turbine. Most reliable and predictable car I have ever owned.
Upgrade radiator and coolant pump to full metal aftermarket versions. That is all.