I'd recommend it
By Tall Tex on
2004 BMW X3 3.0i AWD 4dr SUV (3.0L 6cyl 6M)
It's been over 2 years I've been hauling around in this baby SUV, and I'd say it's been a great car. The styling is excellent, the quality is there, and the XDrive feature has great in heavy rain and at the beach. It's small enough to park but the interior is surpisingly roomy (I'm 6'5" and fit just fine). It's the first car I've ever owned that the seats go back farther than I need them to.
Styling, engine, mega moon roof, handling
Stiff ride can be improved, and the gas mileage averages 13 mpg city. Highway is good if you stay <75mph on flat terrain, averaging 23-26 mpg.