Can't go wrong with one of these.
By daswolf on
2001 BMW 3 Series 325i Rwd 4dr Sedan (2.5L 6cyl 5M)
There are faster cars, there are better handling cars, there are more luxurious cars - BUT nobody has the whole driving package as well balanced, in this car category, as BMW does. 6 months later and I still have a big grin when I'm walking out the office door to the parking lot.
If your shopping around, drive your other options first. That will save you the return trip to the BMW dealer.
Handling is excellent. The Xenon lights are a fantastic safety feature in addition to looking great. The brakes are top notch. The car has classic good looks.
A little extra HP out of the base 6 cyl. would be nice, but it's pretty peppy to begin with. Standard in-dash CD would be nice (has been added to 2002 model year)