I have been running a 330Ci as my company car for three years and over 40,000 miles - and I agree with the main review above...
The driving is intuitive and involving and nothing has gone wrong.
The only area where another manufacturer can better the BMW is in the interior styling... my previous car was an Audi A6 - the interior of the Audi was of a higher quality, better thought out and with much more style... but it was about as much fun to drive as a lawn mower.
I love my 330ci sport and as I drive down the road I am challenged left and right and the IL6 has never been beat on the open road. Even the v8's quiver when they see this car.
I have a BMW 330Ci Sport, and it's a predator.
The 6 cylinders have such a powerful purr, and drives just as well as when I got it off the lot.
Great feel, smooth with gear changing, and lets not forget the amazing German steering (not just BMW but Merc's, Porsche's, Audi's and VW's).
Beautiful sleek look and a strong, yet light, body.
I am 57 years old now, and have had numerous cars, but nothing touches my 330 Ci Sport. The build, the power, and the comfort cannot be matched by others. Mine is a 2001 in Imola Red, and it looks inside and out as if it were still brand new. Leaves RX8s etc. in their wake. Paid 6400 pounds; best money I ever spent.
I have replaced my 2005 Vauxhall Corsa with a 2001 BMW 330ci. What a machine!. The engine sound/power is excellent, the handling grips, and car stays flat when cornering hard, and I can drive it with much confidence. However the only niggle I have is the steering at high speeds, it becomes very light, and power steering is overpowered. It seems this is an issue with 2001 models that did not get the BMW retro fit steering package.
Would I recommend one - most definitely, picked mine up for £5000 with 74k FSH.