I sold my last BMW in October 2006 and have had quite a few cars since. Truth is: nothing else feels anything close to a BMW...a true driver's car.
I started searching for a 2009-2010 335i coupe. I had to have a manual transmission (it seems that only about 5 -7% of these cars are stick shifts!) and I wanted the M-sport package too. And no x-drive for me. The combination of N54 coupe, manual trans, m-sport (09-10), and RWD seems to be super rare.
I found an 19,000 mile Alpine White, Black Dakota, Gray Poplar, Heated Seats, PDC, Headlight Washers, Logic 7, iPod, SAT radio, 19" M225 wheels, and it is a CPO car too. Not loaded up but great for me.
It has the BMW PPK and a fresh set of Michelin Super Sport tires (I bought a BMW M-mobility kit for the trunk). I put in a short throw clutch stop (best $10 ever) and a modified CDV. The car runs strong and I'm excited to be back in a BMW. The summer-only tires are going to keep it in the garage for most of the winter, but I'll enjoy it on the warmer days.
Thanks to many of you for your help with my search. I look forward to learning more from you.