Posted by Kyle on February 16, 1999 at 19:09:24:
I will be in the market for a BMW this fall, and I'm fairly certain I can find a well cared for 1997 M3 sedan for around the same price as a sport-optioned 1999 323i. Any takers as to the better buy? My fear is that the E36 body style is going to get old faster than my tolerance for the hefty maintenence/insurance expense of an M. But to get all that performance and rarity for the same price as the base 3? I'm torn. Any suggestions?