As SG said, a few years ago you would get no argument.. but today, the Japanese auto makers have really stepped it up. It's tough to count them out without actually sitting in one and using it. I sat in the 325i, IS250 and the A4 (obviously), and trust me; the A4 has the nicest interior. The IS is very well put together, there is no denying that, but the metal trim was fake and that's really off-putting in a car at that price point. Jon.