Well, it was always my plan to buy a X. I bought my S only to hold me over ... a whopping 1.5 years ago. However the minivan-esk look of the X has led me (and my wife, an avid car person) to ponder the following for my own amusement. ...I would have bought an X... if it looked like... the.. (in no specific order). (not taking into account that GM kills people for fun, Ford is stuck in the 1940s, BMWs can't be owned out of warranty, and Jeep doesn't well.. Jeep any more) I genuinely prefer an 'SUV' and the size, etc. I sold my lifted Wrangler and a Tahoe to buy my S. and am... saddened by the minivan look and feel of the thing. If I'm spending $80k+ on something it better be good looking! GM Tahoe/Suburban & variants Ford Explorer, Edge BMW X5 Audi Q7 Jeep Grand Cherokee Infinity XQ60 Lexus RX Nissan Murano, Pathfinder Land Rover Evoque Range Rover Sport This isn't a complete list, but thought it would be fun. Take an X, make it LOOK like anything on this list, and I'd buy it, TODAY.