Originally Posted by TNation
I'd get a G35 Sedan or Nissan Maxima if you want more power, they are pretty reliable too.. If power doesn't matter, even a Lexus IS350/250 are cheap, have better resale, and I think, come with more options, plus better looking.
These are all viable options. Not sure lexus is any cheaper. I just did a quick search on lexus.ca and you're still over 30K for IS250. I can get an E90 325i under 30K on BMW.ca. (I'm kinda looking 2006).
I'm driving the Altima now, so I'd agree G35 reliability should be decent. Friend of mine is driving a G35, he said its a pig on fuel. Again, pricing is not any great value.
I notice too, when searching around on BMW.ca CPO site, Autohaus BMW seems to consistantly come out as better value on their CPO units. Maybe they don't budge on price and the others have left bargaining room. But on paper I'd be tempted to go there first.