I'm having a tough time deciding which new car I should buy. I have 26,000 in cash and I'm willing to finance another $9,000. I've narrowed it down to a Lexus IS300 or a BMW 325ci. The IS300 I wanted would be the 2002 5-speed model with the full leather seats, moonroof, spoiler, and 17 inch rims. The BMW 325ci would have full leather, moonroof, Xenon lights and 17inch rims. A IS300 with these options has the MSRP of about $33,525 and the MSRP of a BMW with these options would be about $34,110(which doesn't mean crap in real life). With the Lexus I would get 215HP compared to the BMW's 184HP. In my opinion the Bimmer seems a bit more prestigious. Is the HP that important? Is it just me on the BMW's appeal? I'm looking to buy 2002 model unless I can get a great price on a 2001. What to do???