I'm Chris, 25 and from South Shields. I'm an active member of the RS Owners club if anyone on here is familiar and have bought my first ever BMW this week.
If I'm honest, I've never really looked into these motors much until I had a drive of my mates 2007 M3 and all I can say is WOW! I've bought nothing near of that level I will add but another pal of mine had his up for sale for a good price so bought myself his e46 328i SE. It's an auto (the first auto I've owned also) but looks like it has been serviced well and is in fair condition although I think it's probably due a belt service.
I'll look forward to getting to know these cars inside out like I do my RS Turbos!