Here is my work story as usual...
So I'm working and I walk into the showroom to return some keys and the door's of the showroom are opening, that only means 1 thing, something new has arrived!
So I look around the corner and there it is.
A '04 black on tan w/wood X3 3.0i
Looks really mean and...uhh...cute! LOL it's like a shrunken X5!
The back end is a little bubblish, but not too much so it's not ugly. Rear lights are ok and the front end is just amazing! Lights are wicked! Engine is very crowed since it's like a 3.0 X5 engine in a smaller body, but that's only bad for the tech's
You can see some parts that used to be steel are now hard plastic, like the radiator support.
The interior is pretty sweet! The dash is all redesigned and more modern looking. The main dash (speedometer and rpm's and shit, forgot what it's called) is the same as th Z4 style. Exactly the same actually. Moonroof is ****ing amazing...it spans nearly the whole length of the roof and opens 3/4 of the way. Anyways you can see it all in the pics below.
As for the price, the top of the line one (the 3.0i) is around the 50g-ish area...not bad for a BMW SUV I think. You can also get the 2.5i which is obviously cheaper.
Overall I would give it a 8 outta 10 on looks and quality. Obviously haven't driven it yet so no rating on it performs.