pissed seeing this thread. I shouldve did more research but most m3's in a 500mi radius on cars.com and autotrader were asking 55k-65k with high mileage and were 08-09 not really equipped.
I payed 38k for my 10' 335i with a couple of options but if I couldve picked up a m3 at the price I wouldve definitely have chosen that. kicking myself in the a** now.
Forums amplify problems people have with their car since that is why most people post on forums. Forums always make you think your car is going to explode.