This car is awesome!
If you want speed and handling in a car that is smart, comfortable, and great with the lady's, get an M3!
I've owned this car for only a week, and what a week its been. Had to travel 150 miles to get it, but that was the best bit, being able to drive it all that way back!
The best thing about an M3 is not the speed or the looks, or even the fact that you own a BMW, it is the noise that comes from that 3.2 straight six engine. Combine it with the 4 exit exhausts and you've got yourself a one hell of a sound. Go through a tunnel in whatever gear at about 6ooo revs with the windows down and it sounds like a Ferrari - now you can't complain with that!!
I bought one in red with the csl 19"s on it, and when cleaned up looks as good a car as any!
The other thing is, yes, it might only get to 60 in just over 5 seconds (to some that is quick anyway!) but its the way that it just keeps on pulling all the way to its limited top speed of 155 with no effort what so ever!
I live in a country with very bouncy bumpy country roads, but this baby just eats the road up, and when doing 120 down a road that should bounce me off into a tree, it just holds to the road like nothing I've ever been in before!
As for the the interior, its very smart with full leather, electric seats, and all your climate control and that other stuff, so you're not short of luxury.
Its well built and hard to fault.
I bought mine from a BMW dealership, which I highly recommend, you get your full 1-3 year warranty, full MOT, and if there's and marks on the body work and wheels they will re-furb free of charge. The service is excellent as well.
Overall I highly recommend the M3, its such an easy car to drive, you just point it and go. It looks amazing, drives amazing, sounds amazing, and with and average of 25 mpg, who can complain!