My tastes changed within the year too trust me I get where you're coming from so no worries. I didn't figure you would grab that picture from Google hahaa.
I used to be all about BMW but after seeing all the recalls, reliability issues on the F30, and that a 328i would set me back ~$370-$400, the C250 was more viable. I'm not a VW/Audi person. I fill up my tank at the most twice a month for $40 for 91!
My coworkers drive G35's and G37's and filling gas is a major drag for them, I hear it all the time! My 4 banger has its perks there hahahaa My lease is up mid-September 2016; I'm waiting for the new 2016(?) 2-door C-Classes.
The way your dad owns his GT-R is the way I wanna be with an AMG for my kids one day. I wanna keep the car fixed/tuned/cleaned in a cover and only open it once or twice a year. Preferrably an E63-S
Reliability issues on the F30? Mine has been rock solid, and my F30 335i is a 12/2012 build, so it's a pretty early build. The forums are always a good place to look at common problems, and so far the F30 has no major problems. The new N20 engine on the 328 has gotten very positive reviews. BMW is underrating their N20 and N55 engines, and BMW is also a little conservative in the 0-60 rating. The gas mileage on the turbo 4 and turbo 6 are also excellent. On my 335i (N55 engine), I can get 34-38 mpg on the highway, 24-26 mpg on the city, and it's rated for 0-60 at 4.8s.
I see the new W205 is having a lot more early problems, so not a good sign. @ AMG - I had a '07 CLS 63, it was an amazing car, and was my quarter life century crisis car (25th birthday present to myself ). If you are getting a used AMG, be prepared for out of warranty repairs - I can't stress how expensive they will get. Sadly I had to get rid of the car, because it was just simply way too expensive to maintain, even though the car cost less than a fully loaded Accord/Fusion. Not to mention, wearable items like tires are expensive (and it will eat through them), and it just drank gas. When you own an AMG, you measure gas mileage in different units called smiles per gallon My advice to you, if you can afford it, go for it. It's a once in a lifetime experience. Just have plenty of money saved up for the inevitable maintenance and repairs. I am looking into getting another AMG - looking at C55/C63 or any M156 based 63. I'd love a M157 AMG, but they are all more than I'm willing to pay for. I'd also love a 500E - that is an iconic car. Or, I'd go the pCar route - the Cayman is calling my name.
There is something about Audi that leaves a poor taste. I don't like that a $40k+ car shares parts with VW. Hell even a million dollar Bugatti uses a similar key fob to a $20k Audi.