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BMW 3-Series Compact (01-04) - rated 5 out of 5
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PROS

Refined, packed with gizmos, image

CONS

Expensive, ugly, cramped in the back

PROS

Refined, packed with gizmos, image

CONS

Expensive, ugly, cramped in the back

Verdict

Compact is the entry-level baby-Beemer. All the badge-kudos and fancy engineering, in a smaller and funkier package. At least that's the theory. Thing is, it looks like its been in a rear-end shunt and isn't really that cheap.

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