When I was shopping for cars, I took a 99 M3 out for a spin. The problem was that I had already driven a 2002 M5 and an SVT dealer let me drive his white 03 Cobra. I ended up buying the fastest of the three and nearly the cheapest. If I had it my way, I would have bought an M5. Almost as fast as the stock 03 Cobra but over $35K more. Oh well. Bimmers are sweet though!