Originally Posted by SCOTT26
The last customer I had this conversation with went against advice and bought his son a new M3... He was in a serious accident within a year. Which also killed another driver because he thought he was invincible in an M3.
My son who is now driving will be given our Ford Escort Estate when he is given his licence and will get no where near anything 10 times more powerful.
If he takes anything without permission then he will be dealt with by the law and then I would break his legs.
Yeah, that would not be a good idea giving a M3 to a 16 year old.
That being a said a nice slightly underpowered E46 325i can be a great first car. It has served me well. Good handling and its fast enough to be fun, but slow enough to where you have to try to go fast to go fast.