If we buy cars for bargain, we all be driving prius or taking the bus/train. We buy what we can afford and what suits us.
We all love our m235i but to say you wouldnt take the M4 is just plain silly and biased. If the M3 price range wasnt that far from the m235i, I would of own that car...no contest
2006 325xi (Sold)
2014 M235I (Current)
2015 428xi Gran Coupe (STB)