As much as I'm very much against automatic transmissions (see my signature), I feel I'd be remiss if I bought an E90 M3 without at least looking at the C63 first. Even though it's heavier than the M3 and has the automatic, everything I've been reading is generally positive and I really think MB might actually have something here. If it comes out at $63K (as stated in the article) and the automatic is as responsive as some have said, it might be a contender...
2006 Corvette Z06
Black / Ebony - 459RWHP / 438RWTQ
2005 Subaru Legacy 2.5 GT Wagon
Brilliant Silver / Tweed M5 - 229AWHP / 260AWTQ