2001 BMW 3 Series 330i Rwd 4dr Sedan (3.0L 6cyl 5M)
I just purchased this car used, with 42K miles, White, Sport pkg, 5 spd, Premium pkg, Leather, & Xenons. I believe that this car is the perfect combination of sport/balance/speed & comfort/everyday livablity. It houses two car seats in the back (although the back seat is a little tight) which is great for the family; yet, is a blast to drive on your favorite backroad. The silky smooth six is just as advertised ...PERFECT! If you've got the extra dough, the 330 is definitely worth it over the 325 ... but you'll be happy with either one. I highly recommend owning a 3 series (w/the sport pkg & manual tranny), you won't regret it!
The 3.0 litre inline six, the manual tranny, HK sound system, great seats, and just the overall balance of the car.
Back seat room (address with the upcoming '06 model), harder brake pads. . .keeping the M wheels clean is tough!