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Pros: The body style, STILL looks current!
Cons: Window creaks!!!! Fix that tho!I have owned them all!, Buick's, Chevy's, Old's, Ford, Lincoln,Honda, Volvo, Mercedes (2), And bought this puppy used with 53,000 miles, By FAR the best of the bunch, have owned this for almost 3 years and I am in love! Quality, reliability and FUN, all in the best SOLID made package! Sure I could nit pic at the small things , but NOWHERE near what I could make a LONG list of the others!
Pros: Engine performance
Advice: Lease only.The ride in this car went downhill very quickly. With less than 60k I would not expect this car to be as bumpy as it is. Also the windows don't seal well and squeak and the window regulators failed on the rear windows. Add a ton of other problems and you have a former BMW owner.
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: The silky smooth engine!
Advice: Buy it once and chances are you'll never own another brand.Truly the Ultimate Driving Machine! When sitting in the driver's seat you are well supported yet comfortable. The steering and stick feel like a handshake from an old friend. The engine is silky smooth and the transmission is flawless. The sport suspension is very tight, however, the standard suspension is comfortable for those not interested in high performance driving. A well rounded vehicle and definitely the pinnacle of sports sedans.