A customer traded in a 2008 M3, Hardtop Convertible, Grey on Black, 6sp on Wednesday this week. He left with a 2014 GTI Autobahn, automatic, 2-door. Said he wanted something cheaper and easier to commute in.

I drove the M3. First BMW I've ever driven and I'm in love. The gearbox and clutch were surprisingly easy to adapt to from the GTI, and the sound of that V8 is erotic. I want one, asap. The only complaint I have is that the cupholder can only be accessed by opening the armrest, which makes no sense to me, but it's a small price to pay.

What. A. Sound.