I couldn't have said it better than this!
Originally Posted by paradoxical3
I've seen this argument before, but answer me this:
Name another car - for any price - that is as practical and fast as this one, with full size back seats, a comparable luxury interior, and is at least as fast around the track and comfortable for cross country cruising. Just for fun, throw in that it has to have an engine note, driving pleasure, and aesthetic looks at least as good as the M3.
Right off the bat, you can cross off every Porsche, every AMG, every Corvette and Mustang, Aston Martin, Maserati, Lotus, Lamborghini, and just about every car I can think of.
The only one that would meet or exceed all of those characteristics is the Ferrari FF - and that costs a hell of a lot more money than he has into the M3.
Everyone has different priorities, but if yours are having the best all around car under 300k that has some semblance of practicality, it'd be impossible to do much better than the very one in the OP.
A built M3, like the one in the OP, is a unique and special car on it's own merits.