2008 BMW 3 Series 335i 4dr Sedan (3.0L 6cyl Turbo 6M)
I have owned many, and most recently test drove them all - G35, M35, 08 C- Class, TL, Audi A4 (2.0 & 3.2), A3 (3.2), Passat, A6, 530i (2005). Nothing even comes close to the feel of the BMW. If driving enjoyment is your top priority, this is your only choice (save the 5 series, but you'll spend a lot more). All are excellent cars, but the 335i has something extra that you have to drive to experience. No probs for me with the run flat tires
Are you ready for this - I actually like iDrive. And there are so many clever little features that make the car worth it. The quality of the interior is excellent. Folding rear seats. Included maintenance plan.
Cup holders are really a joke. Voice recog needs work (I speak perfect California english, no accent). Rear seat room tight. Would be nice to have power tilt / telescoping wheel. Seat memory buttons higher up.