"I hope the 5-series and higher have better interior quality than the 3. The surface on the door handles started scratching off a few months after I bought it from regular use such as closing and opening the door. The gear shift also had a plastic (silver) cover that chiped off around the edges. We decided to get the run-flat tires because I have a small child but thank heavens we also purchased the warranty on the tires becasue we've had to replace 6 tires in 2 years at $500/tire. The car is also just too small for a car seat and the trunk space doesn't allow for a stroller. We are trading it in for a larger sedan.
We enjoyed the car while it was just the two of us and while it was in pristine condition, but 2 years of use and it's not so glam any more."
"I have owned an Audi A4 2001, and a Acura TL 2006 before my 2007 335xi manual. This car has surpassed my expectations as far as quality, reliability, and performance. The one issue I have with the car is that there is no spare tire. Run flats only get you so far in certain situations. Nothing replaces a spare tire. I bought a spare tire for about $350 and is now sitting in my trunk taking up limited as is trunk space. Make sure to get the cold weather, premium, and sport packages."