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Best All-Around Sporty Family Vehicle
Pros: the combo of comfort, practicality and sportiness
Cons: in more remote areas had problems finding the premium+ fuel I preferredI've owned some vehicles that I really appreciated and enjoyed, but my X3 2.5i beat all the others by a mile! I did a mixture of mostly rural-and-suburban driving, with an occasional ('bout twice-or-thrice a month) foray into urban driving, and *averaged* about 22-23 mpg. When I went on trips I could count on 25-26 mpg! I took a long trip out west to the Rockies in the summer of '06 and found that my X3 *loved* high-altitudes combined with temps around 90F. -- average mpg: 28, *and* had passing power on the up-grades!
Pros: seat memory
Cons: bouncy ridewould be nice if the rear seats could lay flat for more cargo space
Cons: price of tiresBeautiful vehicle, low mileage never been in an accident
Pros: The way it rides and the sunroof!
Advice: It's nice and well worth the consideration.The 2.5 engine was too small for this car. But it doesn't ride like an suv. I had the v8 jeep grand cherokee and there is no comparision. It's quiet and it handels the road just like a sports car should!! It could handle the bumps a little smoother.