Purchased a 2012 model 135i that is my fourth BMW, and by far the most fun to drive.
Performance is a given with the Turbo engine, and the road "feel" makes for an enjoyable experience every time. There's something about knowing you can do what you want to do when you want it, particularly when someone passes you then settles in right in front of you,
that gives a wonderful feel of confidence. It's one of those things that will only get better with age, sorta like it's owner!
Value over the long haul that provides a positive driving experience every time you get in it. What's there not to like!