Fox, Im with you 100%, but BMW's can be modded, E30's not really having a good aftermarket except for the M3. get the 325iS I have one and it is magnificent, feels a drives awesome. Really, truely and awesome overall car, ofcourse its hard to find a good one, most BMW's are built to last, and you could get one with 150+k miles on it and it would need only minor stock replacements. My 325iS has 203k on it and all I am gettin in a radiator and shock mounts and a water pump. To be honest about the VW's and Honda's and stuff, I think VW is a well built car, honda is good for the miles, but preferably Id still take the BMW, seems a lot more thoroughbred and brings more joy.
100% on the ball about the stapling plexiglass onto the car.
Really, and this is just me, I think that people need to invest more money into learning how to drive there cars better, who cares how good they say they are now, either way any Pro racer can beat you, which means you need to learn more. Yeah some aftermarket parts can become a neccessity(tires/wider rims), but really, money should be invested in replacing used stock parts with just newer stock parts(unless a recall or whatever was made on them). You'd really start feel a difference you just made your car more up to date then more of what it isnt.
Oh, to all you Mod'ers out there, put as much shit as you want on your car, but "you gotta fix the nut behind the wheel before you start fixin the nuts on the car".
Hope some of you found use to this and dont just think Im some stupid ass-hole.