Are you contemplating a BMW X3 as your next car? Tom Incantalupo meticulously breaks down the smaller BMW SUV and comes away with no clear cut yes or no. Ultimately, as always, it is up to the buyer. The only advice I can give is that in my test of the X3 I did not find the ride "brutally hard" compared to other SUVs. Otherwise be the judge yourself and hit a dealership, take a test drive. Writers often miss the mark.