2008 BMW 1 Series 135i 2dr Convertible (3.0L 6cyl Turbo 6M)
This car rates as high as one can on the performance and fun-to-drive categories. The power is everything the reviews say as well as the handling. Where the car fails is in the details. For the money I would expect better standard features or cheaper upgrades.
The sport seat support in the corners. The torque. The steering controlled head lights.
Door handles are flimsy. The sun roof should be an option. The 1st-2nd shift is stiff. The gear shift is wobbly. iPod interface is clumsy.