This is my dream car. I initially fell in love with the E36 M3 when I was in high school, then this one (E46) came out and I fell in love all over again. The newer body style M3 does not do anything for me, so I decided to go with the latest year of the E46. It handles great and has excellent power; it is exactly what I thought it would be. My advice to other car buyers is to buy and extended warranty if possible because BMWs are not cheap to fix.