Originally Posted by NHman
First, welcome to the forum. Roughly speaking, $8k off of MSRP is a really good price. Not sure what incentives are being factored into your deal. Is this a new vehicle (i.e. non-demo)?
DCT vs. MT and standard vs. Enhanced audio, you'll find opinions on both sides. The transmission topic has been discussed at length on this forum. You may want to search and read the various comments. Does your dealer have inventory of both configurations (including audio)?
The vehicle would be new - ordered to specs. I'm fortunate to have military sales as an option, which is the reason for ~$8K of the MSRP. Risky to order without driving, but I've always had an eye on the M3 since the E46 - just never picked one up. Thanks for the feedback on the DCT/6MT and audio - I'll do some research. Obviously it's mostly personal opinion, just interested in getting other enthusiast's experiences. V8 or music - tough decision, no?