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For the past 18 months, I have been in the possession of a BMW Compact. The model that I owned was the 316i. It was my company car for working as an insurance rep. Travelling all over the South of England, I must have racked up well over 50,000 miles in its short lifetime. Yet it ran exactly the same as the day I collected it from the showroom. The looks of the compact, I feel, surpass anything offered by the rest of the range, apart from maybe the Z3 and the M3. It has plenty of grunt too. The small engine rocketing you from 0-60 before most hot hatches can get there. It is quite different to the 1.8 ti sport that I was driving during the service periods for the car. That really did shift. As standard with BMW's, ride quality is second to none. The interior of the car is immaculately finished in Black cloth with electric all around. Locks,mirrors, windows and air con as standard. It also comes with a huge set of alloys. Ideal for the pose factor. The standard body kit on these cars adds to its sporty looks. It maye be a bit cheaper than its bigger brothers but it sure has not lost any of its BMW cars. A German car I would gladly own again. The only downside to this car did not affect me but it would do to a private owner. The service costs. They are very expensive. But at the end of the day, you are getting quality and you get what you pay for.