Originally Posted by VtotheJ
IMO the lexus crowd is a lot more sophisticated and open minded than bmw owners. Not all, but most. I have a friend with a modded M3 who really respects the ISF. All of the ISF owners I've met on these forums are very open minded like myself, and we respect M3's and C63's. Most of the M3 owners on the bimmerforums, etc are always hating on our 8spd transmissions, exhaust tips, etc... its annoying, I agree.
With the whole parking thing, I don't really deal with that where I live, just a lot of people who respect the F and compliment me. It depends on your location.
Many believe (including MotorTrend) the 2012 is making M and AMG quiver...and they should. I also know that neck-to-neck competition is what will make all the cars improve every year.
The F is an M3 chaser and true mauler of Germany's best-in-class cars. The Gatling gun shifts are the silver bullet.