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Old 06-20-2003, 12:18 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Here's an interesting commentary on the value of Chris Bangle's political capital at BMW

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In truth, it's a pretty negative interview. Panke seems to be*a former McKinsey consultant

Actually, Panke doesn't give Bangle much of a vote of confidence in the interview. As far as I can see, Bangle's name isn't even mentioned in the published version*...

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i really like the bangle quote i read a week ago in a magazine, he said "if you're going to be pushing a car company forward, you're going to leave many fans behind"

or something like that, you get the point. i thought it was an interesting way to look at it.
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i think i'm commin down with some banglephobia i like the fact that he's confident, but maybe he's too confident
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Old 06-20-2003, 12:10 PM   #5 (permalink)
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i really like the bangle quote i read a week ago in a magazine, he said "if you're going to be pushing a car company forward, you're going to leave many fans behind"

or something like that, you get the point. i thought it was an interesting way to look at it.
Didn't Bono say that when they came out with Zootopia?
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did i read that BMW Q1 sales for 2003 fell 19.7%! thats a huge chunk!
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did i read that BMW Q1 sales for 2003 fell 19.7%! thats a huge chunk!
maybe they'll fall enough that they'll drop the prices on cars, offer $4000 back and give 0% financing like american cars do. then i can afford my 3 series
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they'll never do that...to tell ya the truth guys....the new 7 is sellin around here like freakin crazy....today when i got back from my tournament, i counted 4 new 7's in the main parking lot (which isnt that big)....
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its rare to see bangle mobiles around here...maybe i see 1 or 2 new 7s once a week.
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its rare to see bangle mobiles around here...maybe i see 1 or 2 new 7s once a week.
same here, ive only seen one so far where i live
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jeez, i see them all the time, usually with the 19's. i LOVE those rims too. it's very popular.
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jeez, i see them all the time, usually with the 19's. i LOVE those rims too. it's very popular.
the owner of Daniels BMW drives a new 745i with Sport Package...its pretty low with WIDE ass rims! :
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Originally posted by SpeedsterBMW+Jun 20 2003, 07:54 PM--></span><table border='0' align='center' width='95%' cellpadding='3' cellspacing='1'><tr><td>QUOTE (SpeedsterBMW @ Jun 20 2003, 07:54 PM)</td></tr><tr><td id='QUOTE'> <!--QuoteBegin-donutchow@Jun 20 2003, 09:45 PM
jeez, i see them all the time, usually with the 19's. i LOVE those rims too. it's very popular.
the owner of Daniels BMW drives a new 745i with Sport Package...its pretty low with WIDE ass rims! : [/b][/quote]
what's the sport package? i'm not sure if i've seen those rims.
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jeez,* i see them all the time, usually with the 19's. i LOVE those rims too. it's very popular.

the owner of Daniels BMW drives a new 745i with Sport Package...its pretty low with WIDE ass rims! :
what's the sport package? i'm not sure if i've seen those rims. [/b][/quote]
the sport package is brand spankin new!

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here's a good link on the E65 sport pkg http://www.bmwworld.com/models/years/2003/...ortspackage.htm
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