2007 BMW 3 Series 328xi 4dr Sedan AWD (3.0L 6cyl 6M)
Fell in love with German engineering with my first VW Golf, then a GTI... then went Japanese with the Acura TSX, which was beautiful, but didn't have the "chutzpah". But none of them compare to my 2007 328xi. Have it in dark green with brown interior and light wood. Have it for 7 mos now. Beautiful. Always wanted a BMW since I was a teen with dreams. The power and the way it handles are like no other I've driven. Drive it into a turn - it reacts with ease. You feel the road, but very comfortable. Don't mind the run flats. I'm thinking next to get the 300 hp, but there really is a lot of power in the 328. Radio's weird, so are cup holders. Big fan, but new A4 coming soon... hmm.
Driving characteristics, handling is amazing, power, leather, AWD is great in the winter here in NJ, Xenon headlights are cool. Comfort of 4 year maintenance (although I'm leasing for only 2 years). Sirius satellite.
Cup holders are in dumb places. Driver's seat creaks some, there's a weird clicking noise around the rear window when you hit bumps sometimes. Read others had same issue. Why the buffet of extra luxury features? Make them standard - this car can get pricey - but it drives like nothing else!