It's pretty amazing that BMW SUV's may be better than BMW cars. Better reviews and better resale especially the X5 and I expect the new X3 will retain its value as well. I agree the X1 should hold its value well, when they replace it the new one will be front wheel drive based so this is the last of its kind. The last X3 was a piece of crap compared to the X1 and I owned 2 X3's. it rides so much better, much nicer interior, better engine , fuel economy and better transmission. Every vehicle keeps getter bigger in BMW's line up and the X1 is a great size unless you have more than 2 kids. I would take an X1 over a 3 series sedan any day unless you really have to have a manual transmission.
1995 325i,1996 328ci,1997 528i,1997 Z3 2.8,
2001 X5 3.0,2001 330i Conv,2002 M3 Conv,
2003 M3 Coupe,2004 M3 Coupe,2004 Z4 3.0,
2004 X3 3.0,2007 X3 3.0,2007 335i Conv.,
2013 X1 28 sdrive M Sport