Best compact car in the world!
Sun roof headliner sometimes gets stuck back when opening sunroof. A manufacturer design fault.
Best car I have ever owned, and this is no. 19.
Handles brilliantly, suspension is not too hard or soft, BMW seriously got it right this time!
The standard wheels with low profile tires help the BMW hug the road when cornering at speed.
The standard leather interior looks brand new, even after 65000 miles.
The seats are super comfortable, and it seems that the whole interior fits the driver like a glove.
Engine has a lot of torque for a 2.5 and really pulls when accelerating, especially on the freeway.
The overall design of the car is awesome, there are not many cars out there these days that really are good looking, most cars just look like plastic pieces of...
The doors make a nice clean thump, when closed. You really feel like your in a safe car when you open the doors and get in.
Biggest complaints, which are pretty minor, are that the stereo is fairly plain compared with other brands, and the sunroof issues.
Basically I have owned 19 cars in the last 10 years and this car really stands out as being the best! Build quality, looks, performance, economy, it just beats every other car in its class. No wonder it was a Consumer Report top 10 car every year made.
Well done BMW!!
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 26th May, 2009