As a first time owner of a BMW, the car has great performance and handling.
If you are looking for a car that has best in class handling this car is for you.
I test drove the competition, Lexus, Mercedes, Infinity and Audi nothing compares to the BMW.
It has a quiet interior and no rattles or other annoying noises.
If you have kids which I do the back seats have enough room and comfort for a day trip.
I selected Premium Package, cold weather package and Xenon adaptive headlights. I passed on the Navigation system, it is not worth the extra 2k in my opinion. I think there are plenty of navigation choices with today's smartphones.
I think Performance and Handling make this car the "Ultimate Driving Machine".
There is simply no other car that handles better than the BMW 3 Series.
If you have some extra cash though get the Xenon headlights, they are awesome and well worth the extra money.
Especially if you like to drive on back country roads at night.
Brakes work well and stop almost on a dime.
Yes, there are improvements to be made because no car is perfect.
The cup holders need to be re-designed and placed in the console where they belong. Bring back the backseat storage net.
Another knock is there needs to be more power outlets for families w/kids and portable game systems. Complicated iDrive system with joystick control.
BMW has the handling and performance what they lack is value for your money
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