Well, uglier is all in the eye of the beholder. I like the sleek look of the 3 but couldn't live with two things about it. The straight dash that is way to retro domestic for me and the fact that if I wanted a vert it would weigh almost 4000lbs.
Additionally, on the plus side for the 3, it has way more rear seat room than my 1 if that's important to you.
2014 EBII 435i xDrive M-sport
Gone: 2011 TiAg F25 X3 xDrive35i M-sport
Gone: 2008 TiAg w/Coral Red E88 135i Cab M-sport