I am trying to volunteer for Iraq, and with hopes of getting there soon and all being well when I get back I will have enough cash in hand to buy whatever I have been looking at for a car. I appreciate all kinds of different cars, hence why I have considered the following ones. EVO, E46 M3, C5 FRC/zO6, Terminator. I will be paying for the car in cash, and I am looking to spend a total of $25,000 after all tax, registration bla bla bla after I get home 12-15 months from now. Some things to factor in are, MPG and insurance costs. But unless they are outrageously different I doubt it will stop me from buying one car or the other. I like the EVO because it does everything very well, I also hate the EVO for the sex appeal and "Oh damnnn" factor it is lacking. It blows in the "wow this is really nice" area but hell it's nice having ONE car you can play with in any weather right? It is a car you make excuses for in regards to practicality. Then there is the M3, now I know it's only a 13 second car but wow. I love these damn things. They are nice when you don't feel the need to tear ass, and they are nice when you want to tear ass. Kind of like a woman you'd marry. A lady on the street but a freak in the sheets. This car is on the TOP of my list for sure. I only fear that I will wish I had more freak in the sheets when I get my ass whopped on a highway pull and there isn't anything I can do about it unless I want to dump $10-12,000 into it for forced induction :fm: The C5 FRC is a nice car but really dated in different ways. There are SO many different years, options and bla bla bla it's kind of annoying. I also don't think my budget will allow me to get a Z unless it's a higher mileage 01 or a ragged out one, orrr both. It's be nice but pop up lights, iffy mileage and well... I dunno. Top of the list for sure, but it always WON'T be a Z and it will probably be almost ten years old. Two seats might piss me off too. Terminator... when I think of this car I think of the serious HP and a lot of FU I dare you to try kind of factor. It isn't the "ohhh theres the 700th Mustang I've seen today" type of deal which I like. They seem rock solid reliable even though I would have plush nothing I think 500+ whp and 11's would make up for it. The car appeals because it has 4 seats, it's strong and reliable (I think?) and can be comfortable when you need it to be, mean when you want it to be. I just worry at how thirsty this car REALLY is, and if it really is THAT strong. I live in the North East, so it'd be nice to have ONE car but if I can swing one that will be much better and a beater I'd do so.