I figure they could cut out at least $5000-$8000 of electronic and other fancy pants or nice-to-have stuff in the X5 35d that I could actually do without. I sometimes wonder what these cars are going to be worth when they're 8 years old, as complex as they are getting. I'm not saying the stuff is worthless, useful, or not interesting or fun. Just not necessary. I'd rather spend the cash on something else and get a lighter and more reliable vehicle in return.
What could one strip off the vehicle to make it more like the lean/mean cars of the past?