Fun and practical
By Adam on
2003 BMW 3 Series 330i Rwd 4dr Sedan (3.0L 6cyl 5M)
I moved from a Miata to this after the 2nd kid forced the need for a back seat. It's been a great car so far. Incredibly comfortable for interstate driving and commuting, but still fun enough to toss around without requiring insanely high speeds to enjoy it. Maintenance costs haven't been too bad when I've used shops other than the dealer.
Great balance of handling, acceleration, and comfort. Lots of fun without the downsides of a sports car. Smooth engine, comfortable and functional interior.
Clutch and manual shifter feel are pretty crummy compared to the Miata.