Closest SUV/Sports Car out there
By vsroman on
2004 BMW X3 3.0i AWD 4dr SUV (3.0L 6cyl 6M)
After 25,000 miles and almost two years this SAV is a very reliable vehicle. It really took a full year for me to really appreciate it. It is a sporty summer fun vehicle with the big sunroof and rips through the ice/snow with ease in the winter. If you don't want two vehicles this is a great compromise. It drives almost as sporty as a 3- series and is awesome in the snow. Add the extra utility and it is truly a winner. And pretty decent gas mileage too. I routinely get 21 mpg and drive fairly hard on the gas pedal.
Sunroof, heated steering wheel, and overall 3-series-like driving performance.
I would like to see a more impressive/agressive exterior style. Although, the one thing BMW understands is how to design for the ages. Seems like all BMWs look better with age.