Hi everyone! My Dad was looking for a new car. He wasn't aiming at spending more than $10,000 for the time. So, we both went to his friend's dealership, and we had a choice between 2 BMWs. One was a 1999 BMW 528i and a 2001 BMW 330xi. I liked the 2001 the best since I settle on cars that are more nimble and compact with handling. Plus, it was an AWD which would be a plus for New England weather! I took a spin with the 1999 and I was not comfortable in it at all. It just felt, a bit boxy? But to make my Dad proud, I picked up the 1999. 69K is not too bad for mileage for a 1999. Basically, he called the 2001 "too feminine" for him to drive and it's a "poor man's BMW". But I tell you, that 3 series had "power" when that pedal was pressed. From th 5 series, I heard nothing unless I went temporarily deaf. The 1999 is sitting in the garage right now. My Dad is cleaning it up proudly. He's planning on buying the "angel eyes" for looks. I'll be taking it for a spin again once it is registered and insured. Anyways, my Dad was watching a video on how a BMW is built. I was extremely surprised of all the testing and technology that is put into the car to make such a quality built vehicle. It's better than a 2007 Hyundai I drove. Transmission problems at 15,000 miles. Every time I reached 40MPH, the car would start to vibrate taking me on a buzz ride! I'd have to switch gears to help the car shift out of its funk. I went on BMW's website today and I **** my pants just taking a look at all the features their vehicles are equipped with. Talk about being over-engineered! But, overall, very impressive. My favorite picks are the 5 series (2004+) and the 7 series (2003+). What's your view on BMW's? In a couple of years if I start to like the car, I may go brand new. *** For some reason, I HATE the gas pedal stuck on the floor.