Very nice. There is a nostalgic factor in buying a 320i, which is hard to ignore (for those owning BMW's for long enough to remember). I think it invokes basic driving feelings which are often lost in much more powerful engines. The engine and the pull of the car is not excessive enough to distract you from the steering feedback and handling refinements. I would imagine it is a much more balanced and well rounded driving experience. I think this car will be a hit with both enthusiasts and new BMW owners who don't have a clue that they just stumbled on one of the industry's biggest bargains, which also happens to carry a BMW badge.
"... but really, you just gotta ... you just gotta turn it all off, boys! You gotta turn it all off and you gotta wreck some tires! That's what M cars are all about, isn't it?"
-Chris Harris on the f80 M3