In high school in the early 90's my friend had a 325, that I got to drive occationally. He wrecked it, and he conversed his parents to get him a slightly used E30 M3 to replace it
We had a lot of fun with that car. My parents then got an E36 325 when I was in college, and the first BMW I purchased was our M5 back in '05.
I fell in love with the E92 M3 in '09 while at M School.