I'm in the market for a new car and I was wondering whether or not to buy an E36 M3 or 540i they are both roughly around the same price used I am going to be going away for college soon and need a good reliable car which would be the overall better choice to own. I am a beginner autocrosser and would like to start going to more and more events, however this is not my main concern as both cars could be reasonably autox'd although the M3 would be better performance wise. Which car would be the best car overall as far as economical, insurance wise, comfort, etc, etc. Both cars would be manual although its very difficult to find a manual car nowadays. Any input would be much appreciated thanks in advance.