Mine is an 08 with 44k. Its just as good as when I bought it at 12k. Its been 155mph twice, Been around a road course at speed and countless times at the dragstrip. Its just as good as when I bought it. The only issue was a headlight bulb was replaced. I read the same article and recently drove a 2011 M3 and was not impressed. My old IS-F is much more car with 44k on it than a new M3 with 4k. No contest. Good luck.