Originally Posted by username79
If you're an up and coming lawyer you won't go wrong with a CPO 3-series. Free maintenance is a real plus that you should factor into your price comparisons.
Yep, I could see an early E90 3-series for that budget. Personally, I'd be shopping for a used E46 M3, ideally a 2003 or newer with the LED lights. Since the new ones came out, prices are dropping steeply.