After the turbo on my diesel 3-series shit the bed, and my 5-series needs a good chunk of work, I decided to punt on both of them and get a new ride.
I had originally settled on another E46, '04 320D sport but it sold. Found an '05 auto 330D Individual Sport, also sold. Couldn't find another Sport within my budget under 90k miles within 200 miles so decided to look at other cars. I debated an X-Type estate, and looked at a few Civic Type R's, but the same deal, they all sold before I had chance to act. This came up locally and despite the tyre issue mentioned in another thread, I can't really fault it.
'05 Civic Sport (facelift model) 1.6L petrol. Usual Sport trimmings + Type R boot spoiler. It's nippy enough for running to work and back, and around town. Pulls just over 40mpg at 70mph. Took a bit of getting used to driving FWD again after 2-1/2 years driving RWD, but it's not a bother now.
Anyways, on to my dodgy pics.