wow, thanks for all the responses! sorry, i have been busy with my fish tank :P anyways, it does snow a lot here.. especially after the winter that just went by. Anyways, i have never driven a M car, but i have sat in one (my friend's m3), and i didnt really like the SMG. Maybe it was because he didn't really know how to shift it (he gave me a ride after a month he got the car or something). Instead of smooth shifting that i was expecting, it felt like everytime when he shifted, my neck would snap. Very different from the auto trans. of my car.
Since the new m3 prob wont be out in june, i have no idea what to do.
Oh another thing is, i live up in the mountain, and i've seen countless of m3's stuck while going up hill (while snowing). so i am guessing the M3 handles just like my car in the snow (no traction in snow, even with snow tires)
OH last by not least, i've always thought bmw guys hated benz dudes :P i am very pleased with how i was welcomed here