I remember very vividly the first time I decided the M3 was the car for me. In 1999 I drove an amazing Estoril Blue E36 M3 for about 200 yards, and I instantly knew I would be a BMW fanboy for life. This is my 2nd M3. I had a 2011 Le Mans Blue E92. Although the F80 is better in every measurable way, I still prefer the E92. I will own another one someday. In my opinion, this version of the M3 is not an iconic car like the GT3. But there is certainly not a more fun or better looking family hauler on the planet. For that purpose, I love this car.