Originally Posted by BMWWW
How about this new thought: if you're a cheapass and don't want to burn through tires messing around in the summer, get an xi and go to town in the winter (if you have snow).
If you're a cheap-ass what are you doing buying a BMW then?!?
I will say this though, if it is your first BMW you really should be getting a car that put BMW on the map, ie. rear wheel drive, sports package with 6spd MT. BMW came out with x-drive to compete with Audi, ie it was an afterthought. After almost 3 Canadian winters with my car there has not been ONE situation were I wished I had awd (though I always had good winter tires). You spend much more time on dry roads anyways so why sacrifice what makes a BMW a BMW for the few times a year you get some snow?!?