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Pros: The way it stays put on the road and the all wheel drive feature!
Cons: The P6 Pirelli tires. BMW should have put a better tire on the car. They were fine in the beginning but leave a lot to be desired later!
Advice: Check out their certified car program!!There isn't a lot out there that equals the value of the BMW. 50000 mile warrenty, full maintainance. The treatment at BMW service is top notch. They always have a BMW loaner for you. They survey themselves and they take your responce seriously. The car handels the road very well. It stays very tight in corners. It's the ultimate driving machine.
Pros: Handling and suspension
Cons: To sensitive sensors wise
Advice: Best suspension in the market, check forWe have had the car for 16000 miles so I know what I am talking about. Handling is superb compared with other vehicles in its class. Performance is nice not a racing machine but if you know how to push it you will have some fun. Suspension is the best its stiff at some point but soft and smoth at the same time( best suspension out there). These cars are to sensitive. Check engine light went on because of engine sofware problems(car was jerking while being accelerated over 65mph),it seems some problem with the spark timing, BMW is aware of it and they are fixing it. In addition, the rear door stoped working, after going twice to the dealer they figure out that it was lack of lubrication, being caused from washing the car and water getting in the locks. They are not big cars. They are cramped in the back if a tall person wants to drive comfortable in the front. Toyota Corolla has more leg room in the back compared with the BMW, also the Corolla does not let you pull the drivers seat that far back to increase leg room. Tires are good, no noise but Continentals are not that good. My front passenger tire has a bump already on it. Wind noise is minimal if not none. Over all the car is awesome, I can not talk about durability because I have only drive it for 16000 miles. The car is a good buy and your money its being put in something very confortable.
Pros: all wheel drive
Advice: get this car its sporty, fun, dependable, get away if you abuse cars!!!this is a very go0od car for the snow, i have a mitsubishi montero with 4wd and a mitsubishi 3000gt which is front wheel drive this drive much better in the snow than either of them,(CERTAINLY BETTER THAN MY 5 SERIES or my volvo)anyways this is a dependable car with good fuel economy, however if your looking for a car not to take care of don't get this one. Its a BMW not a camry it does deserve respect. In the end get this car if you live anywhere but not if you have a big family, this is a smaller sedan. Feel free to email me with questions Vanquish747@hotmail.com (i also own a v12 vanquish hence the email address)
Pros: Excellent ride and road feel.
Cons: No complaints.
Advice: Many models, so decide what is most important: price, hp, 2D/4D, etc.There is just no way to describe the fun this car is to drive: go test drive it. Responsive, great road-feel, fast, brakes well, beautiful inside and out, full-featured as a base-model, and a kick-butt stereo to boot! Don't waste your time on the Datsuns and 'Toys,' this is the car you want.