In Reply to: Questions about the M3 posted by BrianISO on September 12, 2000 at 10:33:29:
M3's are certainly much more than "fine" --- the cars that came before mine were a Camaro IROC-Z, Eclipse GSX, and a 3000GT VR-4. Those cars were a lot of fun but felt like a bunch of Kelly Bundy's next to the M3's Meg Ryan (one dimensional versus an outstanding overall package).
I currently have two --- a 95 which we've had since it was new. It now has over 80K miles. It has experienced ZERO problems and has developed not a single rattle or squeak. I bought a used 99 three weeks ago. It had 4 problems: out of alignment, squealing brakes, squeaky clutch, and intermittent ASC/ABS warning lights. All have been taken care of.
Others here can tell you a lot more about available modifications. However, I must warn you that if you do get an M3, just about everything else you drive will feel like an inadequate piece of crap.