2002 BMW 3 Series 325xi AWD 4dr Sedan (2.5L 6cyl 5M)
AWD grips road in dry, wet and snow conditions; ABS braking minimizes slip even on ice. Great car for winters; no problems starting or driving. Recommend aggressive snows if you will see more than 6-inches snow on regular basis, but expect solid traction. Acceleration (5spd) is very satisfying -- very nimble in/out of traffic. Top speed in regular driving = 120mph, and not even a labored groan. (Too many tickets.)
FM presets, quality and no external antenna, and in-wheel controls. Responsive braking and acceleration. Nice extras: cupholders, hidden tow bolt, headlight washers; memory electric seats.
Never felt the automatic rear-view mirror hedlight dimmer worked; Awkward position of fog-lamp switch; When seat & wheel are in comfortable driving position, cannot see speedometer (but it wouldn't have slowed me down anyway...)