Some of you are so ignorant and think that e46 is the only "good" car in the world...lol. Anyway, my sister just bought a 2003 manual e39 and I have been driving it over the past couple days since she is out of town, I LOVE it. It's so smooth, and wayyy quieter inside the cabin than my zhp. Surprisingly, I really enjoy driving it and highly recommend it. Plus it's so easy to work on because there's so much room under the hood.
2003 330i ZHP 6MT
Performance: Koni Sport Struts/Shocks, Eibach Pro-Kit, 17x9 Apex ARC-8, TMS Sway bars, M3 Strut Brace
Aesthetics/Functionality: TSX Projector retrofit, 20% Tint, OEM Aux Input, Clear corners, LED taillights, M3 Steering wheel, Black kidney grills