I love the car. Was reluctant to get rid of 98 A4 (6 Cyl) but after a few weeks, no second thoughts. 325 is so easy to drive, handles great, shifts great, and I find myself driving on highway at much higher speeds than ever before. I regret no European delivery or going for upgraded stereo. Would love car just as much without seat power options.
Handling, power, manual shift, rain sensing wipers, moving headlights, rear seat room, door lights! moving sideview mirrors in reverse, one touch windows -- all four, cupholders -no spills yet): RFT-OK so far - handle nicely and quiet.
DISLIKES: No temp/oil displays. Stock stereo - cymbals sounds horrible, and missing warmth, some controls too complicated, big red thing under rear view mirror! Needs alarm. I miss the upgraded stereo in my old A4. Just because BMW provides 8 speakers, and 2 subwoofers, does not mean good sound.
I don't have enough time to drive this car! Once you own one of these babies you'd not want anything else (but a Masserrati.) Love the bluetooth, mp3 hook-up, integrated remote system a plus and the xenon lights a blast! The car feels more substantial and luxurious than previous model. Run-flat tires great update! Auto folding side mirrors works great too. I really like this updated model!!
This is my first BMW and will not be the last. I love cars and I can honestly say I have never driven a car like this one before. I feel like I am always in control, even in the rain. I test drove all the cars in it's class and nothing comes close to it. Yes, it is a little more of an expense, but it really is worth every cent. I get so much satisfaction from this automobile that I never want to leave it. It really does live up to it's rep. Job well done!
The rims and steering wheel. The sport package makes the car, it is the best option to get.
HID's should be standard on all models and the information bells can get annoying if you don't like to wear your safety belt.
It has been a year now since purchasing my E90 and I must say this car has been a real pleasure to own. The car has impressive power and excellent style. There were so many enhancements over the 2005 model that it seemed like a model upgrade at no extra charge (e.g. ’05 stereo upgrade now standard, more powerful engine, hands-free Bluetooth, run flat tires, etc…). I strongly feel your decision to purchase the new 3 Series will be one you won't regret.
All the attention to detail and the million gadgets! This may sound a little weird but, I really love the way the cruise control works in this car. (Other E90 owners will know what I'm talking about.)
The 'Start' button is a little gimmicky. Back seat room is fine but not huge by any 'stretch'. I guess this is to be expected in a sport sedan.