Now that a new year is quickly approaching and 2015 is on its way out, it’s always good to reflect on the past year and look at both the good and the bad. This is true for every aspect of life as it shows you where you’ve been and that helps you figure out where your’re going (I say that in my best Forest Gump impression). Though we’re not here to be philosophical, we’re here to talk about cars.

If you’re a fan of this site, you’ve probably sampled quite a few cars this past year. Whether it be test driving cars you’re looking to buy, driving friend’s or family’s cars or maybe you’re like us and just drove something new to see what it’s like. Whatever it may be, I’m sure quite a lot of you have driven some different and interesting cars. So what was the best car you drove in 2015?

2016 BMW X1 xDrive28i review in Mexico.

It doesn’t have to be a BMW, just anything in particular that you drove that really left an impact. Did you drive an electric car for the first time? Or maybe you drove your first supercar or BMW M car.

2016 BMW 730d review

I can tell you the best car I drove this year, but I had to do some serious thinking because there have been quite a few great ones. We’ve sampled the new BMW 7 Series, X1 and 340i, the BMW M235i xDrive, the X5 xDrive40e and the new Audi TT just to name some. So it’s been a busy year at BMWBLOG. It’s been filled both exciting and disappointing drives.

Driving the new BMW X1 was a highlight of my year, but that mostly had to do with the road and terrain. I’m sure the X1 would be a lot less exciting had I driven it on plain American tarmac, as good as the X1 is. Admittedly, the new Audi TT was a blast. What a great car that is and is something that BMW should watch out for when developing the new Z4. I only drove the coupe but, if the roadster is even close to as good, it’s going to be tough to beat for the price. The 340i was a blast and it’s engine was absolutely excellent. It also handled really well, but it lacked just a touch in the fun department, in comparison to something else I drove this year(though, that could have something to do with the 340i’s variable steering). The best car I drove this year was probably the BMW M235i xDrive. Despite its all-wheel drive and automatic transmission (not the best recipe for fun), it was still a riot to drive every single day. It was the only car I drove all year that I couldn’t wait to get back into once I stepped out. It was just an absolute blast to drive.

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2015 BMW M235i xDrive review

I drove a lot of great cars this year and also drove some real stinkers (new VW Jetta = blah), but the M235i is the best one I drove. So what car did you drive that really made an impression and was the best car you drove all year?