The Q5 is too pricey in the low 40's. I'm hoping the X1 would be low 30's, perhaps mid 30's with some nice add-ons. That's where my budget fits these days. I find it surprising the number of bloggers (not necessarily here) that denigrate the X1 calling it pointless. As someone who is tall, likes to step up or laterally into a vehicle, likes to be on an even road plane with the trucks and SUV's on the highway, who wants some fold down utility for transporting stuff, and who greatly desires performance in his automobile (BMW's) - the X1 seems to hit my sweet spot.
Thanks for the autoblog link. Keep any new news coming...