Well, not that new. Been in the BMWCCA for about 3 years...first post. Name: George Beemer: 2003 330i zhp 6-sp in Imola Red (stored winters) This is my first BMW. Missed my shot at a 2002tii a few decades back, got a Mercury Capri 2600 instead then. Sigh. Got the 330i because an M3 was just too expensive and the Subaru dealer would not discount an STi and I do NOT pay list...ever. Like the 330i, but wish the shifer was a short shifter and that it had a bit more low end grunt. (Came out of a '92 LT1 Corvette with lots of low end grunt.) Still musing over a used E46 M3, but worry about abuse in a used one and understand you have to flog it to really get it to perform. My ideal Beemer would probably be a post-Bangle 3-Series with a strong diesel and a 6-speed. Loathe the looks of the E90 3-Series. Do not understand at all the hoopla about the 1-Series. Wish bangle had never joined BMW.