When I was in HS, a fellow classmate got himself a 97 3000Gt SL. Automatic, he liked it but beat the shit out of it, he paid $19k for it. Offered to sell it to me for $15k after a few months of having it.... ah... hell no. Don't know what he did to it.....
I was into them, but I grew out of it real fast when I got my 190E.... then later.. my current E46.
A friend in college had a 91 3000GT. I think it had upwards of 200,000 mi on the clock. The tranny finnally died and he got a 330ci.. go figure.