I agree with you on that it was a little bit rushes, but there arent really any cars that I dont feel are half assed these days. I am a firm believer that bmw doesnt half ass anything they do. I was inches from buying a new M3, but with a 50k+ price tag I steered away from it. Great car, but a little too high priced for the performance it has. So, I got a GTO for 26k out the door that is really comparable with the m3 in all performance catagories, Ive always been a GM guy so I gave it a go. I have 25k I can now put towards mods.
Cars I was looking at buying
02 Trans am
The gto was the best buy for the buck plus it was 2nd to the m3 for interior quality. cant complain really.