2009 BMW 1 Series 135i 2dr Convertible (3.0L 6cyl Turbo 6M)
I wanted a two seater but my wife wanted four seats to haul grandkids. We compromised on a 135i BMW 1 series. We have driven practically every other two seat and four seat on the market and both think this choice was perfect. Solid sporty performance and the 300 HP is more than enough to make one take notice. My first time through the gears (we got the manual transmission) on the highway rendered a speed of over 100 without blinking an eye. The back seats are more roomy than one would expect. The sport package seats are comfortable on long drives of more than two hours. Top down driving spares passengers from too much wind and the wind deflector actually works although it's not very pretty.
Power, performance, gadgets- Bluetooth, iPod, rotating headlights for turning, top down climate control. All in all the car is just fun to drive.
Car gets a bit pricey with options. Pretty up the wind deflector.