Finest car I have ever owned hands down
Bought the car with 80000 miles and I replaced the control arms at 85000mi with Meyles and the expansion tank as preventative maintenance since they are known to fail every 40-50K miles. Also, needed to replace the clips in the sunroof shade. Other than preventative mx and the sunroof clips no additional service (besides scheduled) was required. I do all my own mx so saved a bundle on labor (although my local BMW dealership was very helpful when I had questions) and parts are very reasonable over the internet. A very easy vehicle to work on as well.
Finest car I have ever owned hands down. The combination of performance, sportiness and luxury are unequaled for the price. A blast to drive with the sport and premium package and very reliable to boot. Gas mileage was outstanding for an inline 6 with 225 HP - I got 32MPG at 75 on the hwy and between 21-24MPG around town. Only drawback was it performs best on premium although it will take regular gas. Only other input would be I think the stereo - I had the upgraded HK version - could sound better for the price point although its by no means terrible. Great car for the money.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 3rd October, 2007