Originally Posted by Blu_Frg
Is it possible to get a used e92 M3 in the $35-45K range? I'd just like to have the DCT transmission with navigation and heated seats. What kind of car am I looking at with that budget?
Considering that I just sold my 08 328i convertible for $32k (only 26k miles and still under the original warranty), I'd find it very unlikely you'll find a decent low mileage M3 in that price range.
If I were you, I'd just write this entire idea off entirely. Keep your 330i, it's a great car. Focus your energy on your career and some savings and you'll be in a much better place to consider a M3 when the new F32 M3 rolls around in 2-3 years.
Being able to afford a payment and being able to afford a car are two different things. Don't sacrifice your quality of life to get the car; enjoy your life and things will work out for the better in due time.