yup. its fun as fuck to drive. its not an m3, but jesus it tries its damndest to be.
currently doing routine maintenance to it. new water pump and thermo are in the mail, as well as 2 oil filters. planning a mishimoto aluminum rado, and new control arms with poly bushings, as well as new poly/solid bushings for everything else. all of these things are just routine replaced items with attention being paid to quality and useful upgrades. hell, i researched the proper oil and coolant to use in it since im planning to (drift) track it.
right now, i have an open diff which is no bueno for drift. luckily the m3 is lsd and the diffs are ~$350. they have a 25% lock ratio from the factory, which is decent. the stock lsd is a 2 clutch with a spacer the size of a clutch. Bimmerdiffs sells a rebuild kit with a 3rd clutch for just under $300 that refreshes the factory diff and bumps it to 40% lock. so that the plan for the diff.
im also thinking of staying with 16s for the time being. i might just go with corvette salad shooters for dailys and use my current wheels for drift days.
im aiming to be ready for the start of the season next year, to where i can hit up the lonestar drift events and any other small time events around the state.