I bought this 540iA with sports package
in Jan 2001. Car is a wonderful machine
to drive, even if it is a compact car.
Being a compact car, it is a bit
cramped inside, but on the other hand
it is a smaller car, and easier to
maneuver in traffic. Mine is a 2001,
but even so, being a 282 hp machine,
you really need to be careful with the
gas pedal, or else it's going to fly on
you in the next tree. Basically the car
is a 8 cylinder compact car, with
Rock solid, agile handling.
Good visibility of blind spots.
Nice trunk size, especially for a
Being a compact, it's a bit tight
Lack of space inside for cassettes, etc.