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FINALLY Some E36 M3 Love (Courtesy of Hagerty)

We've been saying this all along, but the E36 M3, even in the often scoffed at USDM form, is one of the most special drives that BMW has ever produced. The best part? It's still probably the most affordable M of the 3-series lineage, even despite the skyrocketing enthusiast pricing (for now).

Is the E36 M3's price point what keeps it from getting all the high praise of its successor, the E46? It is odd, considering so much is shared underneath both cars in terms of suspension and, if you ended up watching the video, all the credit that the E36 M3 deserves in sustaining the M brand in North America. But regardless if which way you swing on the E36 vs E46 debate, if we were faced with the question of which we'd prefer, the answer would be easy: both.