Originally Posted by 1fastdoc
After reading through this I am convinced this is a medicine forum that happens to also have BMW's.
I was going to add the above. I hate medicine (clinic) but I love surgery and I'd operate until midnight if they'd let me but all the lazy scrubs and nurses want to go home after 12 hours.
Going back to the OP, I drove an Acura Integra through med school and residency. It broke a few times and I learned how to start it and drive to work with no clutch when I didn't have the money or time to get it fixed. Whatever car you get, make sure it is very reliable. 10+ year old M3 doesn't fit that bill very well. It's not just the money, it's the time, and you're not going to have any.
Now I need to stop procrastinating and get back to finishing last Friday's charts before I start clinic tomorrow.
Buy a used TDI VW, gets 50 miles/gallon and engine is good for 100,000 miles or more.