Very old thread but I am in this game so rather than re-hash it, I am adding.
2013 model 348HP and like 295TQ. No M3, but nice.
I make a decent living right around 6 figures, however; I have to drive 2000+ miles a month on average. I have a great job and don't mind...my 2006 M3 I bought with 25k in January. I have 44k on it now and it sat in an airport parking lot for 6 weeks+.
My total cost of ownership with a 3% car loan this year so far has been $32k. Payment, insurance, gas, maintenance.
Even if I threw in $2000 in mods to the Genesis per year my car costs would be $15k with it. I figured in the 3 oil changes, the 1.5 sets of tires, all the common to M3 things.
Just the savings of more than $17k is almost 20% my income.
I love my M3, I am hating to sell it. I am also going through a divorce and the $11k of equity I have in my M3 will save me 6 months of $2000 payments to that debt.
I am not set on getting the 2013 Genesis 3.8 Track, but I have to move on. I am going to test drive some 2011 Corvettes this weekend. They carry a stigma too though outside the Z06 and ZR1 lineups. They are right at the Genesis sticker though.
I drove the 2012 and 2013 Boss 302's, more pricey, more noisy, and I didn't like how I saw out of them. That's the huge advantage of my M3 with Euro Mirrors. No blind spots, easy to see around and easy to see every corner of my car.