Okay, background story... I currenty have a 2000 Ford Zx2. I have invested a total of about $30,000 into it. $11,000 into the engine and drivetrain alone. 6 days after the new engine went in, the #4 rod punched 3 holes in the block. long story short, i have the car stripped to nothing right now, and i'm prepping it to put in the 12pt roll cage, tubular front, and four link rear, this car is now destined to be a 1/4mile monster and run 9s (built v8 and RWD). SO. now i'm looking to buy another car. I've always had my eyes set on a M3, and finally have a reason to. I'm NOT looking for 1/4 speed, that just is pointless with my zx2. I'm looking for something with style and class. I work at a bank, and i'm tired of being the Ford amongst Benz's and Bimmers... I've decided to persue a used M3. I know these are quality built cars and such, but i've never bought a used car. what should i look for? i don't want to go in the dealership like a fool and spend too much or get ripped off and buy a gimp car. basicly, let me know what i'm getting into, and convince me its a good idea. Meanwhile, i'll be looking around the boards.
Thanks for any help!
PS. to clarify on more of what i'm looking for. around $20,000, 2dr, stick. if M3 isn't possible, whats a compairable 3 series (performance aside)?