So around March of last year my daughter needed a car. I searched far and wide for months for a decent used car she could afford but everything just seemed over-priced and ragged out. My wife and I ended up giving her our 2007 Acura TL that we had bought new, and was in tip-top shape with just 117K on the clock, which left me without a car.
The car I wanted was a 2018 M2, Long Beach Blue, no sunroof, Executive package, manual trans. The problem was that the dealers weren't really dealing on them, and BMW's financing sucked, so I ended up literally stealing a new 2018 Lexus IS350 F Sport for less than I could have bought a used 2017. The dealers were literally giving them away, they had HUGE money on the lease, and .9% financing, so it was a done deal.
The IS was pretty much perfect as a DD in just about every way imaginable (other than it eats tires and drinks gas like crazy), but the M2 was always in the back of my head.
And on August 30th a dealer friend of mine called me to say he had the M2 of my dreams, and the next day it was mine. Exact options I wanted, and only 9,400 miles. I got good money for the Lexus, and paid a fair price for the BMW, but what's most important is that I'm now driving the car I should be driving.
For some odd reason I don't so much compare the M2 to the Lexus when I'm driving it, but to the Lotus. Completely different animals, for sure, but I guess the performance feel of the cars is somewhat similar. The shifter in the M2 feels long and wide, and the auto rev-match is weird, but damn the car feels like it's made out of a solid piece of granite. It moves very well too, doesn't at all feel like 3,400 lbs. And the sound, oh my, even stock it sounds fantastic. It's no Lotus, of course, but I think I made a great decision for my daily commute of 2.7 miles
Anyone else here have an M2?