2003 BMW 3 Series 325xi AWD 4dr Sedan (2.5L 6cyl 5M)
After driving Honda Accords for many years, I finally decided to step it up and get a faster car. But was wary of rear wheel drive so went with the sedan AWD due to Chicago's snow. I have a 5 speed, which was ordered from Germany since the dealership didn't have one in stock. I've had the car three years now and don't regret my decision, even with gas prices so high. I get 25-27 MPG and with 38,000, I've had no problems with the car, other than occasional alignments. The car is fast, exp. with the 5 speed and cruises at 70-80 effortlessly. I'd recommend it to anyone who loves to drive.
Seats fold down for hauling stuff (cold weather package). Great sound system.
Leather should be standard, and also access to on-board computer (outside temps). Think BMW changed this for later models.