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#1 (permalink) Old 04-10-2005, 07:15 PM
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I know it's the the e30 forum but I was just waundering what you guys thought. My wife pointed one out today and I can honestly say it's the first bmw I honestly in no way want in my drive way! IF it was thier I would be happy driving my e30 and let the wife have that. It takes alot for me to not like something with the Roundel on it but what can I say..It just looks akward and bad.

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I for one dont like any of the new bmw's that are pouring out of the factorys today. they have lost thier bold and beautiful look. for example... i was driving with my girl friend in grand rapids yesterday around 4 oclock. we cruised past the new BMW dealer and she turns to me and says, "since when did they start selling pontiacs?!?"

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I don't think it's that bad. I like the 7 series,x3,x5 and the z4 is okay all though I would probobly get a z3 if I was in the market for a 2 seater.

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I agree. They have lost their unique look. They look like Audi's, Lexus', Infinitis and even Nissans now. Take away the badge's and you can interchange the cars. I love BMW's look because it was like no other ... now they seem to be moving away from that ghead
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I wouldn't say they've lost their uniqueness, but we've gone from unique and pleasantly off-beat to downright obscure. iDrive, for example, is a system I never want to have to get to know. Computer aided, "aware" cars may be here to stay, but do we have to computerize everything down to the ventilation fan switch?

Don't get me started on the style. First time I saw the 7 up close I thought it was an inverted mold for the previous car. They need to bring back creases and lines. You can't build a car completely out of curves.

Which is why I'll stick with my E30.


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More and more a 95-01 740i seems to be the car thats perfect for me. Even the e39 5 series is almost too curvy and snub-nosed in its front end. The newest one is worse. The e38 7 series seems to be the last good looker bmw made IMO. Its what I'm trading in my e30 for(I finally descided).

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I do not think BMW is evolving the way they should. For 1, the 5 and 7 look extremely similar, although the 7 seems to look a lot more baller then sporty(imo) and the new 5 looks good, IF you give it some nice tint and possible some rims(imo), i think the rims that BMW is developing for their cars lookhorrible except for the extra $$ option ones.

I know the performance is still definetly BMW worthy, but i really feel that BMW is slacking in the design department, ofcourse the car is well built and designed nicely, but i think they did a crappy job in keeping that BMW style, they look to japanese to me and look to common unlike the older BMW's which you could spot almost anywhere.

the new E90, i though it was an Acura TL, it doesnt stand out, and that dissapoints me. E46 only went on for what... like 5 years? and the E39 for what...like 5? maybe...the E30 and E36 chassis cars went on for a lot longer and still had great sales.

I think that for the E46, instead of making a whole new line of cars, if they wanted to change it up a bit, i think they should have made the normal 3's move to a wider body and new lips and fenders to make it look closer to an M car or Aero package car, and then boost up the M3 in looks and performance rather then starting A WHOLE NEW FRIGGIN LINE OF CARS THAT LOOK aZn(no offence).

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When I first saw the new 5 I wasn't sure if I liked it or not. But now that it's been around for a while it's starting to grow on me, a little. My wife likes them. She's driving an E39 528 now

IMO BMW is a company that is and should be focused on performance, driveability quality, and safety. Appearance is an issue but for me not the biggest.

I think the Jap cars and American cars are their cars to look like BMWs rather than the other way around. But they will never be the Ultimate Driving Machine.

For me, I am glad the 3 is getting a little bit bigger.

That's my take but you guys have a point.
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