I might disagree with the BMW thing but its likely because my volvo is auto and e36 m3 is Manual. power is similar but the volvo will never keep up with my bmw in the corners... BUT its hard to compete with RWD, LSD, and 50/50 distribution of 3120 lbs. At least the volvo ALWAYS starts and runs though lol.Nice! I must admit though I kept thinking "man I wish he drove my V50". The steering comment is spot on. With good tires and bushings its far better than most bimmers.