While I realize it's just a figure of speech, I cringe every time I see the words "poor man" and any BMW product mentioned together.
There are a few such threads over on the 1M forum too. Lets be clear-BMWs are unfathonable purchases to any person who is truly "poor", or part of the "working poor" class who can barely afford a bus ticket, let alone their own vehicle.
Just a pet peeve of mine!
2011 E90 M3 Alpine White on Fox Red
2007 E90 335I Graphite on Terra
2005 E83 3.0I Mocha on Black (Gone and forgotten)