Originally Posted by Grovsnus
The 6-speed isn't bad - the N55 has enough torque range that you don't really need more gears than a F1 car.
That said, if the wife wants a 28i, get one! Quickly, before she changes her mind! Take it from an old man, you don't want to override your wife's choice in cars, no matter how well intended or right you are. The happiness of letting her have what she wants is priceless. Then praise her for her choice. Her smile is worth a lot more than a silly car.
Great advice, very well put, my eyes and ears are open! I never turn down wisdom from those who have been in my shoes. I think you are 100% right, I may not LOVE it, but the whole idea is that its exactly what she wants. You're so right. We are heading to the dealer tomorrow to rule out the X3, then its time to take it from there