I've owned An X5 and two X3's so I definitely see both points of view. We are empty nesters so we don' t need a lot of room but definitely need more than our Clubman S. Like I said, my wife likes the looks of BMW wagons but I don't like any wagons so this is kind of a compromise. The Sdrive should actually get the same mileage as the wagon at 24/33 or very close. I can get it pretty well loaded up with M Sport and Ultimate pkg and more at $44k while the wagon would probably run $49-50k. It's a no brainier for me.
1995 325i, 1996 328ci, 1997 528i, 1997 Z3 2.8,2001 X5 3.0, 2001 330i Convertible, 2002 M3 Convertible, 2003 M3 Coupe, 2004 M3 Coupe, 2004 Z4 3.0, 2004 X3 3.0,
2007 X3 3.0, 2007 335i Convertible, 2013 X1 28 sdrive,
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