Cheers for the replies guys.
Budget was up to 18k dependant on the mood of the misses on the day.
Having read peoples replies though im more dubious now than I was.
Assumed circa 400bhp and rwd would have made for a good drive.
As for m3 and m5, depreciation hasnt hit these as hard and the insurance is nearly double.
Although they do say you get what you pay for....