Just wanted to thank all the regulars here. You've been very helpful in adding to my research and car buying decision. I decided to purchase an X3. Bottom line is that my wife wanted a smaller vehicle than her Acura MDX, but going all the way down in size to the X1 was too dramatic of a change for our family. We have a sedan and still need a larger vehicle to move cargo and people around.
I must say that the X1 is so much fun to drive. The hydraulic steering adds to the joy of feeling the road. The X1 is an absolute blast to move around in.
Midnight Blue is my favorite BMW exterior color and it only comes with the X1 currently. Add a sand beige interior with an M Sport Package and you have one of the best looking BMW's on the planet in my opinion.
Congrats to all of you on your X1 purchases!