+1 Robb. If you buy an E30 M3 and take care of it, you'll get what you paid or more in the future.
Only problem is they can't get a payment plan for that 16k... It's better to spend %50 of their monthly income on car/insurance payments, and get a 'better' e46/e90.
You can't get proper financing on a vehicle older than what? 3 or 5 years... So they become trapped in the system.
What is really funny is when they are one of those people who mod a leased/financed car, then they sell all the parts once the payments are up and try to get 25% of their money back.
Sounds like they could work for the government. lol