The BMW X3 is a perfect car for a person who likes performance, styling and great handling. Mine has the sports package and M styling and looks terrific. I had driven BMW 5 Series cars for 20 years, but needed occasional storage capacity to carry a drum set. I also have an X5 which is beautiful but it doesn't come anywhere near the X3 for performance and handling. The fit and finish is top notch with great features like the full length sunroof. I also enjoy the sitting position which is higher than a sedan but not so high that you sway with every bump like you do in most trucks and SUVs. One great car....
Sunroof, engine, dashboard layout, fit & finish, M Styling, handling, performance, quietness.
Better iPod integration. Transmission shifts late occasionally. Mileage is a little poor. I drive highways at 70-80 everyday and get about 20 MPG.