I know on this forum I am going to get a biased opinion, but I value them anyway, so any advice, thoughts or opinions very welcome. In April time, Im considering getting and 8P S3 or a BMW E46 M3. Im not a boy racer at all, I just like a nice quick car, there will be no modifying and I will probably stick with silver like my current TDI. 2 M3's that have caught my eye if I was to buy now are these: 2004 BMW M3 M3 2DR 6 SPEED TAXED JUN/2012 2003 BMW M3 M3 MANUAL - SUNROOF + H/KARDON + 19" ALLOYS Has anyone on here owned an M3? Any opinions? Service costs? MPG? How long do tyres last? For the money, I cant really find a comparable S3 with low mileage. I currently have a 53 reg A3 2.0 TDI 140 Sport, 3 door in akoya silver. As it stands its done 41k miles, fAsh, cambelt + waterpump done last year, standard with bose, rns-e and reverse parking sensors. Should the TDI be pretty easy to shift, and what sort of figure is it worth? Cheers in advance.