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The legend continues
Pros: acceleration and handling
Cons: a bit more head roomThe brand new 535 for 2011 is by a considerable margin, the best yet. Longer, wider and more luxurious. The new turbo 6 is fab. Everything about the car is fun. Pure driving pleasure
Pros: seat memory
Cons: bouncy ridewould be nice if the rear seats could lay flat for more cargo space
like driving in your living roomThe best SUV EVER.
BMW 330i - Love the drive, hate the expences!!
Cons: Poor Built of some parts and poor electronics!Pros: Fantastic Handling, less power compared to competition like the Lexus IS350. The steptronic tranny is nice. Average fuel efficiency. Cons - Suspention parts falling apart only at 80,000km, few sensors needed change, all brakes had to be replaced, rust and even much more. All this after babying the car with everything best. My 2004 Accord has 180,000 km and till date had not needed any parts replaced except the front brakes and rotors. Much more comfortable as well.
the BMW brand mystique
Pros: top down driving
Cons: I-Drive1. 'I-drive' computer system NOT user friendly. 2. convertible-top sensors needed to be fixed every 6 months to operate the top. 3. only 1 cup holder (must be a German thing) 4. an electronics nightmare (you don't need a mech, you need an elec engineer)
Rocket in a car shape
Cons: The narrow profile tiresThe BMW 550 with the sport package is a fantastic car. It has an amazing handling and performance. Eagerly reacts to the driver. The only down side, the narrow profile tires are not meant to be driven on New England’s pot holes.
head above rest.
Pros: Power and handling.
Cons: roomBMW Z4 is hard to compar, it's just a fine engineered auto light-years ahead of the competion.