If you want a car to pound up and down the motorway in comfort and without the squeaks or rattles and the feel of invincibility you can not go wrong with the 320d or 325 or 330
Whilst I agree that the comfort and without squeaks and rattles comments are very true, you have hit the nail on the head with your other comment as to why we now have so many bad drivers on the road "the feel of invincibility". This is, on my thought, why more and more people are becomming bad drivers, they think that just because they have a big, powerful car they can do what they like because if they have an accident they are the ones that will be alright. They are selfish drivers, only thinking of themselves. But this isn't justified by tarring all BMW drivers with the same brush. All cars
, no matter the make are getting heavier. This also adds to the situation. The driving situation in this country will only get better once people think
what they are doing and think about other people on the road as well...
But what I would dispute is the fact that the 3 series (M3 not included) is a sports car - because it isn't anymore...
It is built like its a cross country tourer.
That all depends on what you consider a sports car to be. You obviously consider the GT to be a sports car. How-ever I don't, I consider the GT to be in around the same class as the older E46 coupe's... Touring cars. Sports cars to me are cars like the GTA 156/147, M3, S4/RS4, Lotus elise/exige. These are all cars, which are taken from their standard form and modified to have more power, greater handling, greater stopping power.
As to BN's quote about the 330 convertible being boring, I thought the only real way of a car being boring to drive was depending on what road you were driving on, straight roads are boring to drive on, twistier roads are definately more fun... Please explain just how to 330 was boring to drive?