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Old 11-19-2012, 06:49 PM
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Originally Posted by AzNMpower32 View Post
As I mentioned in my brief write up about the X1, it's a great car but utterly pointless. It has not much more space if any than a sport wagon, yet a higher centre of gravity, and is surprisingly poor value if you want any meaningful items no thanks to the absurd options pricing structure BMW NA imposed on us. If I can't easily fit my bike in the boot, then what's the point of an SUV over any ordinary vehicle with split folding seats or a bike rack?
I'm a single guy, living in a city, who likes to go backpacking on weekends. To get to the great trailheads in the Sierras or the Cascades you need a little (but honestly not a lot) of ground clearance.
The X1 is perfect for me, except that it's automatic only. My 2006 X3 is a manual transmission, and I won't give it up.

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