The BMW M3, the E46 model from two generations ago, is still a go-to model for anybody looking for rear-wheel drive, six-cylinder magic. It’s a mainstream choice, but some out there for sale are better than others.
For instance, as Vehicle Virgins points out in the videos below, most desirable cars are the coupes with the manual six-speed gearbox. Yes, the SMG has its place and some will prefer it, but the M3 is all about shifting your own.
As presented here, the E46 has few downsides, although the second of the videos posted below does highlight some of the negative aspects surrounding them.
Nothing major was really ever wrong with the car, so all you have to do is follow usual sensible second-hand car buying advice, with emphasis on certain areas as this is a specialist vehicle.