1997 BMW M3
The E36-chassis BMW M3 has become a trope across internet forums whenever someone asks “which car should I buy?” It’s a great-handling small sedan that can handle four people, and is reasonably inexpensive to buy.
This one looks quite clean, basically stock, and that light grey leather interior is particularly handsome.
Be aware, though, that owning a ’90s-vintage BMW will require you to become a shadetree mechanic. The plastic components of the cooling system frequently disintegrate, meaning a complete radiator replacement is never far away on these.
It’s on eBay near Chicago for $10,500 or offer.