BMW X1 Top of the line driving experience

2012 BMW X1
Tried many small SUV's and by far the BMW X1 out performs them all. Basic package includes features that are options on most other SUV's . Road handling, comfort, visibility, safety and power all in a small package can't be beat. Put that together with plenty of space with hatch back and fold down back seats. The 8 speed automatic makes this vehicle sporty and fun to drive. The aesthetics are great too - funky design and colour options. Only complaint - and this goes to the auto industry in North America - where's the manual transmission option? This is a near perfect vehicle but what would make it absolutely perfect is a diesel 6 speed manual transmission option like they have in Germany, Britain, and Australia.....just saying!