2002 BMW 3 Series 325i Rwd 4dr Sedan (2.5L 6cyl 5M)
This is a great handling family car. Feels much like the 1997 Z3 2.8 I owned. I also own an S2000, so I didn't feel the need for the more powerfull 3.0.
As a commuter vehicle the 325i is comfortable, reliable and gets about 27 miles to the gallon on the highway. It has a cruising range of over 400 miles.
While the basic car is a bargain, the options are pricey. With leather, premium package, zenon lights, winter package, and stereo upgrade the net was $32,700 after a 4+% discount which I had to shop for.This is a really good car, practical yet quite sporty and fun to drive.
manual gear box and fantastic road feel.
The standard 16" wheels and tires are OK for the winter, but I will go to a high performance 225VorZR 50 16 this summer.