2005 BMW 3 Series 325xi AWD 4dr Sedan (2.5L 6cyl 5M)
The 325xi is simply the best buy all-around in a sedan on the market today. Besides having the aura of BMW that says, "I've arrived", this car is reliable, comfortable, luxurious, sporty and very easy on the eyes. I love the heated seats, the all-wheel drive provides excellent traction in all weather conditions and the braking and handling on this car is superior to anything else I've ever driven. The five-speed is smooth and sporty, and nothing beats the sound of an inline 6 rowing its gears! To truly understand the overall experience of BMW engineering, you have to drive one yourself. The fit and finish is immaculate, and the full maintenance package makes this a phenomenal buy!
Heated seats, automatic climate control, nimble handling, no fade braking, all-wheel drive, great engine sound and power delivery, innate responsiveness and smoothness of ride, quiet cabin, immaculate fit and finish, top-notch dealer experience....it's a 3-series!
For most drivers it is fine, but the engine could use a bit more power (which is being addressed in 2006 models). The base sound system is great, but for the money you spend, BMW may as well make Harmon-Kardon systems standard.