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Parkers overall rating: 4 out of 5 4.0

Rivals

Jaguar X-Type Saloon (01-10)

3.5 out of 5 3.5

The X-Type is Jaguar's alternative to premium saloons like the BMW 3-Series and Audi A4. However it has never proved as popular as models from the German manufacturers, due in part to a limited engine line-up and the lack of a diesel until 2003. That's not to say the X-Type is a bad car - far from it. Admittedly the styling isn't very modern, both... read more

PROS

Very comfortable and refined, sophisticated image, decent handling

CONS

Traditional styling, cramped rear space, limited engine range, some cheap interior trim

BMW 3-Series Saloon (05-11)

4.5 out of 5 4.5

The fifth-generation BMW 3 Series Saloon combines a high-quality cabin and decent equipment levels with the best drive among 'executive' saloon alternatives. Its rivals, including the Mercedes-Benz C-Class Saloon and the Audi A4 Saloon, have struggled to match the BMW’s driving dynamics. The striking four-door gets a power boost over the old model... read more

PROS

Great to drive, decent level of standard kit, premium image, superbly built, refined interior

CONS

Expensive options, firm ride

The 2000 C-Class tried to knock the BMW 3-Series off its perch as the most desired car in this class, and comes close. Original four-cylinder petrol engines are too thirsty, though, and the interior quality was perhaps not quite up to the standard of other Mercedes-Benzes. Supercharged 1.8-litre engines replaced the two smallest petrol engines in... read more

PROS

Prestige, brand image, slow depreciation

CONS

Earliest petrol engines were thirsty