Of the more than dozen new cars that I have owned; the BMW X3, 3.0 is the finest automobile that I have purchased. My first thousand miles have been a shear joy. If your looking for a car to get you and the family around town in, no matter what the weather is outside, then consider the X3. It has the accolades that you would expect in a BMW, (handling/performance, and quality). The X3 is a combination of cars, the sports sedan, and the SUV. BMW calls it SAV, (sport activity vehicle). However, if your looking to go off road then this my not be the SUV or SAV that your looking for. I dont think it is Trail Rated.
Suggested Improvements: 1. Door side molding to protect from dents 2. Add more standard features: Heated seats, Xeon headlights