Going from a Honda Accord to a BMW x6.
This is my first BMW and first SUV. It took me a while to upgrade as I am typically more practical and dare I say frugal. Because of this, I opted for the x35i vs the x50. I really wanted an x6m, but I couldn't justify spending that much. So I settled on the x35i with an m sport package. I love the exaggerated vroom and no one expects a woman to be behind the wheel! Needless to say, I get a lot of compliments. I haven't experienced any problems to date. Well, my windshield cracked, but that has nothing to do with the workmanship of the car. That is scheduled to be fixed tomorrow actually. Be prepared for your maintenance to go up considerably. Especially if you are switching from a more moderately priced brand, do plan for it. For example, using super vs regular resulted in my gas expense doubling. One thing I do wish I had is a remote starter. Because I live in the northeast, jumping into a warm car is a luxury worth paying for. So to find out this is not even an option for my car was disheartening. Thankfully the heated steering wheel and seats warm me up relatively quickly. The ride is comfortable and the lumbar support is so nice. I feel very secure and sitting up high gives me a sight advantage that I really like (coming from a sedan). Trunk space is definitely impacted by the coupe roof line. I was fine with the reduced cargo space in favor of a sexier esthetic. It is all about your preference. You can always fold down the rear seats to get more room for larger items. I was able to fit 2 bar stools with room for a few grocery bags. In summary, it is been worth the spend. I am still under the maintenance program so I haven't experienced any big ticket out of pocket costs. Just save up and you'll be fine. It just comes with the territory.