Originally Posted by davyk31
Xdrive would be a no brainer default choice for me, especially if you live anywhere that can get a bit of snow.
I would also predict that residuals could be considerably better and probably even more than the initial additional cost.
Demand was very good for my A3 TDI quattro, which I was told was because there aren't too many good AWD versions around. Told not many people "ticked the £1,500 quattro box" and demand outstripping supply. I paid £28,000 for it almost 3 years ago (it had a list price of £30,000) and i've got £15,000 part-ex. despite expecting to get £14,000 if I was lucky.
Could well be the same with the 3 series xDrive. In 3 or 4 years time when I come to get rid you'd imagine that as it doesn't have the RWD that puts so many people off it could really enhance it's value.