My wife will be driving the 325i this winter (again) with Hankook iPikes. The car is flat out unstoppable, and I'd take it over our Protege (with snows) any day: its really stable and enjoyable to drive.
I'll be driving the e this winter with no-name old snows that came with the car. Meh.
In any case, they make great winter cars.
1998 328i "M-tech"
2001 TDI Golf. 1300km/tank commuter. Boring, slow, cheap.
1991 P-car: 964c4 Let the porcupine jokes commence.
Gone: '99 M3 vert, '98 M3 sedan, '91 E30, '89 E30, '87 E30, '91 Euro M5, '93 6-speed Corvette, STI v8 swapped '98 Impreza, '73 2002, 2004 325iT