As my lease winds down, Im out trying on new cars. The M3 is callin my name I just drove another e46 M3, first time a convertible manual, this time a hardtop with SMG.Those cars are so awesome! The feel, the sound ,and the power is something special.I know the car is like 6 ft. wide, but when driving it, the way the sound and vibration radiates it feels like you driving a car thats 10 feet wide and ready for a road brawl.Dont get me wrong the regular 3 series is no slouch, a perfect balance of luxury and sport,wonderful cars.But the M3 is all war no peace, its so mechanical and race ready feeling,always waiting with power to spare. I didnt like the SMG as much as the stick, it seemed slow on the shifts, I suspect if I was pushing the RPMs the shifts would be quicker.SMG also had a very mechanical feel like a little man inside the transmission pushing the clutch and shifting perfectly,Man Im drooling on the E46 I can only imagine the E92 V-8 with double clutch! You are probably thinking this belongs on the M3 forum but Id be preaching too the choir.Anyone looking at a 335 and likes to get rowdy in their car should do themselves a favor and test drive a used M3 you will be hooked!