I got my wife an F30 328i because the overall car for the money was impressive. A 4 cyl with 240 hp and great gas mileage. Nicely appointed interior and electronics. Nice looking, handles well. Bavarian quality manufacturing and technology - Eco Pro, 8 speed transmission, BMW Apps. The previous car was an E92 M3 vert that I leased traded because (1) it was sucking 7 mpg going over Nob Hill on her 1 mile commute to work and (2) I was impressed with the value/innovation of the F30 for approx. $500 per month. I skipped the 6 cyl because if I wanted acceleration I would have kept the E92 M3...