I've owned several E92 3 series and they're great cars. When buying one I really recommend getting a full maintenance warranty, not because they're unreliable (quite the opposite in fact), but because these are performance-built cars with turbo high-compression engines that require a bit more TLC than your average daily driver so sometimes even small issues can add up really quickly.
That's the trade-off when buying a "driver's car" with the best suspensions and transmissions in the industry next to Porsche. The N55 engine is also a multiple Engine of the Year Award recipient and the '11-'13 models are the last years BMW still used hydraulic steering before swapping to electronic. They're some of the best cars BMW has ever produced.
Awesome Car With Performance That Is Unmatched!
2013 BMW M3Michael Hill - Newport Beach, CA08/08/2016
Talk about a car that delivers power that will throw you back in the seat. Everything about this car is amazing. EDC suspension settings allow you to adjust the stiffness of the ride if your just city driving or tighten it up for mountain roads or track days. If there is a drawback to the car it is the gas mileage. Expect to be the fastest car from gas station to gas station but don't let that hold you back from experiencing 400+ horsepower out of a car that will leave others in the dust.
Ultimate Driving Machine
2010 BMW M3PJ Latis - Manassas, VA12/05/2016
Amazing power to go along with a comfortable ride and handling! MPG is not what you would expect from a normal sedan (Camry, Accord, Altima, etc.), but then again this is not your normal sedan. Truly the Ultimate Driving Machine (even though it's 6 years old).
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