I am out here in Stuttgart, Germany and I have an opportunity to buy a BMW at an awesome price at the Military Auto Sales. I want an '06 325 with the sport package. My dilema is that this car will be my wifes car, and she would rather get the X3. I have been trying to convince her that the 325 is a great "Bahn Burner." She likes the idea that the X3 has alot of room. The main reason I don't like the X3 is becuase it is less efficient of a vehicle on a day-to-day basis. It gets worse fuel economy and performance is hindered with ride height. The only plus I see for the X3 is the awesome X-Drive system and increase headroom for my 6' 3" body. With fuel prices going up, I just can't see buying an SAV (SUV).