Originally Posted by Voltigeur
Yep. And even much more again in Asia (try Singapore!)
US drivers are spoiled in terms of car/fuel prices.
Now, the housing bust (home 'ATM' goes away) and the lack of growth of incomes of the '90%' over the last decade or more are making these cars relatively less affordable - at least the EUR/USD has come down.
But an e46 M3 was in the high $40s. So the delta on prices has been meaningful.
Edit: have to admit that an $80k M4 will have me looking seriously at a lightly-used 991 CS2 for $15k more.
Agreed. As for other metal at 80k I would consider an R8 but I shouldn't and probably won't.