Love My 328i
Having owned vehicles from the 3, 5 and 7 series, I'm convinced the 3-Series is the most reliable & fun to drive in the BMW family. It's the car that put them on the map, after all. My previous car was a 2003 325ci. After 8 years of ownership, my only service needs were an alternator and brakes (typical maintenance). Regarding my new purchase, I absolutely love this car. I'm not sure how they do it, but the 328i feels as heavy as a Benz while being super-responsive at the same time. It can't be described. You just have to drive it. Angel eyes on all four lenses, run-flat tires, extremely nice sound system, the most comfortable & adjustable seats I've known, sporty wheels and LED tail/license plate bulbs are just the tip of the iceberg in terms of stock features. I scheduled a test-drive for a 2011 VW CC. While the salesperson was putting the keys & plate away, I walked over to the BMWs, saw what would later become mine, asked to drive it and the rest is history. STRONG RECOMMENDATION: Get the extended warranty. BMWs are expensive to repair. One or two trips to the garage and you're tab will be close to a multi-year extended warranty. I say this from experience with the other series. I get excited when I have to drive anywhere. It feels like when I was 16 and first started driving all over again!