Cadillac 95 STS, 02 SLS
I have always ben impressed with the feel and handling of the BMW 3 series cara, but to be honest I had always been driving them, not riding in the front passenger seat. My son came to pick me up to go to go out to a restaurant the other night and I was, for the first time a passenger in his 2007 BMW 325i. Whoa, talk about a cramped interior! Truthfully, the exterior dimensions of this car no longer make it really a small car, but the interior is really poorly laid out and cramped, not just cramped feeling. Ergometrically the design of the interior was very poor with controls difficult to use without taking one's eyes off the road for unsafe periods of time tomake adjustments to the HVAC. It had been a while since I had ridden in any BMW so I was surprised by this cars really poorly designed interior. The Mercedes CLK that I had suffered from the same poor design. I can't say after this experience that I would be inclined to buy a 3 series. I guess I will have to go drive and be a passenger a 5 series and see how they fare. Of course with the current exterior styling of both both BMW and Mercedes I am not inclined to spend that kind of money on either of their products. Audi design is better, but my past experience with their reliability and maintenance cost leave not open to getting sucked into owning one again!