So, spent yesterday with Shaun down Newcastle way looking at various cars, EVO vii, S3 and ............ a M3 E46. EVO was nice but auto and there was little history evidence to go with it, so that was out. S3, I liked from my previous road test, but had another to look at but got to the car sales place and the salesman was "away on a private matter" with it... that peeved me as I had the test drive booked for a week !!!. Roll on to the next car place and the M3....... stunning in every way, full history mostly BMW, imacculate condition inside and out with just 4 owners and 81000 miles on a 04 plate in Phoenix Yellow, took It for a test drive and half an hour latter slapped down my deposit. Was very surprised how much I liked it straight off. Might have had something to do with Shaun handing me the keys to his E92 M3 and saying "you want to drive Dad", wasn't turning that down.
Bejesus. ...what a car to drive, never been that into BM's but Im converted now, that is thee best drive of a car in my life.
Pretty sure it was subliminal seed planting by Shaun to buy the E46 and it worked !!,.
My want for boost went straight out the window after driving both the M3's.
So.... happy bunny now, just waiting for the call to say it's ready to be picked up, hopefully no later than Wednesday next week. Pics will follow when I get her home