I have had my E82 118d sports plus edition coupe for a year (tomorrow) and love the handling and styling, having come over to BMW ownership from having a Citroen! I'm not really blown away by the power though, but the car was the most sensible compromise between price, economy and engine output at time of purchase. Having two children in and out of the back everyday is also driving me nuts. I'm due to change to another in January and need to decide on which one to get next but am struggling a little. I have narrowed it down to a choice between a 335d x drive GT m sport and a M135i 5 door hatch, but having driven neither (test drive soon to be booked), would appreciate any advice or reviews from people who have owned them, rather than just motoring magazine test drives. I do about 10k miles a year, mix of town and A road and motorway driving, probably a ratio of 30:70.
I'd really appreciate any views, or a point in the direction of which forum this post should go on.