Been there, Done that.
Bless! The sound alone, not to mention the NA V8, will be missed.Owning and driving both, the M3 is worlds apart for a TOTAL driving experience; the sound alone is intoxicating as is the feel and the adjustability of the car makes it tunable for about any situation. They are just different cars for different types of people. The engineering behind the 100+hp/liter in N/A form, within a small displacement V8, says a lot for the M division and a great achievement over simply going F/I and calling it a day. The whole package works together; you can tel they just didn't throw some tight shocks, springs bushings and hoped it would do well with discerning buyers. It's stil the king and that which other manufacturers target. Dinan knows how to market to those who wanted an M3, and for whatever reason, didn't acquire one: "come here, we'll add chassis and engine tuning, it's just as good" ... yeah, for $$$.
looks like I picked the right car today