So, you are not convinced by the new 3 Series? Some buyers simply don't like the BMW's looks or the BMW badge.
Here, we rate all the cars in the compact exec sector.
Alfa Romeo 159
Alfa will stop making the 159 early next year, so you can get big four-figure discounts on the car now. Would we buy one? No.
Here's why: Alfa Romeo 159 review
Alpina takes the current BMW 3 Series and makes it a bit better.
Find out more: Alpina D3 review
Infiniti G Series
If your pockets are deep enough, the G37 saloon is a fast compact executive thats a bit left-field.
Infiniti G Series review
The C-Class is a successful blend of Mercedes values with a more contemporary edge.
Mercedes C-Class review
A distinctive and cheaper alternative to its German rivals, but not up to their high overall standards.
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