dropped my M3 into the local dealership and picked up a courtesy car while its being worked on - 118i ! Dread to think what you get if you bring in a 1-series Anyway, got in and was pleasantly surprised with the power it has. Revs nicely and has decent acceleration. Even though its a lower spec its perfectly iveable with IMO. I suppose when you're driving powerful cars its easy to assume lower powered cars are practically pedal cars, but it seems that these days most motors are more than enough for todays road and traffic conditions. I think it helped that it was a manual and so I could leave it in a gear for longer to keep the revs up, but regardless - its a lot of fun. Course the steering was crazy light, and it was quite wallowy through corners, and when I turned my head to reverse park I couldn't see anything (!) - so I wouldn't buy one, but it did make me think that when I probably get a new 3-series coupe or perhaps a 5-series, that I don't particularly need to go for a 335i when a 330 or even a 325 will be more than enough 90% of the time. anyone else had an unexpectedly good experience in a courtesy car?