Keep it coming chaps. I have been pondering whilst having an internal conflict in my mind and looking at SUVs. With regard the resale value I think that is a fair comment if I was constantly planning to lug around a heavy load. Taking a single wave runner out 3-4 times a month down the road can't have that much of an impact on such a beast of a car!?! Its a BMW, it has a nice torquey engine and when towing one would be expecting to do things calmly and smoothly :-)
Valid point on getting in the car after being in the water, no matter what vehicle I end up getting would definitely be investing in waterproof seat covers and mats for weekend fun trips :-)
Thanks for the pointer to the hitch. I can't find any pictures of a 6 with one installed (maybe that is a sign!), was interested to see one the hitch connector that slots into the frame was removed how visible the hitch frame was - anyone know of such an image?