My friend scored a very nice Alpine white '99 E36 328is, it's like an M3 lite lol. He paid only $3k with 98k miles. Its been reliable and quick. Came with some nice upgrades and he added M3 brakes and M3 wheels and dyed the interior an OEM red color.
'98 Dinan/RMS stage 2+(VAC cams, CES Cutring etc)
'11 Saab 9-3 XWD tuned(wife)
'06 Saab 9-5 Combi 5mt tuned(Aero interior/Konis etc)