I don't have a dog in this hunt, so I should probably not comment. But, I'm going to make a couple of comments anyway. First, I agree that one spending $50K+ for a ride most likely expects it to be at least as reliable as a $30K ride, if not moreso... I certainly would. Second, I can't help but wonder if this is a really widespread problem, or one that just has been hyped up a lot by those its happened to personally. I guess, if I had that information, I could then decide whether or not to get a 335 or the used M3. I see quite a few 335's out and about, and I have some difficulty thinking that a sizeable number of them have (or expect to have) this problem.