if you intend on "drifting" then go for the BMW
Especially the E30.
Go for a Mercedes.W202 C180 is a great buy.But do look out for mileage.Mileage should be low.
I would rather prefer to look how it has been maintained, manufacturing plant and its version.
Also do get a rough estimate of parts and regular maintenance items.
Also do remember that W202 needs high octane and you have to search for the best that is available in your area.