2008 BMW 1 Series 135i 2dr Coupe (3.0L 6cyl Turbo 6M)
If you love driving this is the car you need to get. Fast, no turbo lag, unbelievable road feel when cornering, great brakes. The controls are intuitive, bluetooth works fine. Test drove an automatic however bought a manual (even without trying it) which I think is far superior. If you live in a cold climate and you are getting the Sports package have in mind that you'll need winter tire/wheel combo - around $2500, this is if you go for the only BMW approved winter tire option.
Power, road feel, cornering, engine sound, controls; initially thought it was ugly, especially the rear, but by now it has grown on me tremendously
It is expensive, may be for a reason, but still, gas mileage is not great, certainly can live with it