How is the price as compared to a newer (used) E70? You might want to consider a bit of extra cash for a smoother trannie and same hp that the 35i has as compared to the older 4.8. Just throwing another thought out there.
Present: 2011 E90 M3 Jerez/beige
2013 Honda Pilot Black/gray
Past: 2011 E70 35i titanium/black
2013 Subaru Impreza graphite/black
2011 E90 335i xdrive (bad mistake)
2005 Subaru Legacy GT
2002 Mini Cooper (90th produced, still have t-shirt)