Originally Posted by Ej_Red
Pads and rotors i could care less how much they are. Shit like fuel tank, drive shaft u-joints, subframe bushings, ridiculously routed hard brake lines and this can go on and on. Unless you do your own work and you can do more then just brakes and you don't mind working on your car every other weekend, get a bmw.
Otherwise, stick to hondas.
an e30 is a great car to learn on. Mostly everything is constructed pretty simple and logically.