BMW 3 SERIES 2006-11
Stylish, great to drive, wonderful engines, the most popular badge in the business but can be expensive to own.
VW PASSAT 2006-11
Bland looks but smooth and pleasant to drive, with European prestige. Well worth a look.
AUDI A4 2006-11
Highly rated European with solid build quality, comfortable and roomy cabin plus great driving dynamics.