Has the time-and-money-sucking nature of your untenable E30 "project car" caused your wife to stop talking to you? Ready to give up but still want a BMW? Have we got a used car for you!

Our pals at Regular Car Reviews are here to take on the automatic E46 330Ci, a car that's good but not great while still offering what you really want — a BMW badge on the hood.

Mr. Regular cleverly likens it to a Sega Genesis or a Playstation; it's likely the only car you can afford, so you defend it to the death over its competitors for fear of being wrong.

I still maintain that any E46 is a great buy as long as yours has a manual gearbox. Otherwise, it's the official car of "I'd like to speak to your manager."