I've got a completely standard E46 325i Sport saloon with a manual gearbox. It's practical as it's got 4 doors and a large boot, has enough grunt to have fun if you feel like it but is also one of the comfiest cruisers I've owned, particularly as it has the alcantara seats rather than the leather.
I have noticed that prices of these are starting to rise quickly though, I suspect as a result of the 'COVID effect' but also due to dwindling numbers in general, as even the latest ones are now 16/17 years old.
Oldest E46 will now be 23 years old. So hardly a spring chicken