A friend of mine has two e46 m3's in his family. He owns a 2002 and his brother a 2005, both with the smg transmission. Recently the 2002 was in the shop for over a month becuase the transmissions was having problems, was torn completely apart, and almost had to be replaced with a new one. I think the warrently on them are only up to 40k and he was under it by less than 300 miles :eek3: . I dont even want to imagine how much a new smg transmission or anything else would be on the car. imo the m3 is fucking sexy, but get a beater as a dd and keep the m3 as a weekend car.