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    The new 3 series - rank or is it just me?

    Anyone else find this car less than attractive?



    I mean if Kia had released this car nobody would think twice about it. Im not the biggest beemer fan in the world but the old one was a much better looking car (imo).
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    It's a Beemer....

    It's a 3 series....

    It's sooooooo borrrrrrriing.

    And yeah, it's damn nasty at the back.

    I cant remeber what edition 3 series it is, about 5 years ago, but everytime I see it I think it's one of the most ghastly cars ever made.



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    You could stick a beemer badge on shit and it'd still sell.

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    All BMs IMHO are pretty dreadful looking these days, especially the 7-series, I mean why oh why did it need to look like that?! Only worse car I've seen looks wise is the Porsche Cayenne! One I do like is the original six-series, now that was a nice car.
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    Really don't like the new 3 series at all now, I thought the progression up to the E46 was spot on but now they've just ruined it, the rear end just looks like a cheap naff car

    I'm not against BM's like most of you lot, they are one of my favourite marques, but that car is just nasty

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    as above ^

    had a good look over an 05reg 3series in the office carpark this afternoon in a dark silver colour. not to my taste altho it'll probably grow on me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ffoeg
    You could stick a beemer badge on shit and it'd still sell.
    Summed it up in one!!!


    Im not that fussed on them, I could never part with that sort of cash for just for the base model one when you could save a good few k and buy a leon cupra R etc.

    The majority of beemer drivers are usually complete idiots, must be some kind of agreement they sign when they buy the car??!
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    I think Big Jezza C summed it up well on tog gear when he said you look at the person driving a 3 series beemer the first thing you think is "no imagination" - so true.
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    i'll wait to see it in person, but it looks a bit tosh so far

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sten
    I think Big Jezza C summed it up well on tog gear when he said you look at the person driving a 3 series beemer the first thing you think is "no imagination" - so true.
    I dont think thats a fair comment, although it depends on your plans for the car. I used to hate BMW's until i drive one. Made my Zaf GSI feel so cheap and nasty even though it was well specced. The main reason i went for a bmw was the build quality, ive had a golf mk5 and the build quality doesnt even compare.

    Ive also drove the new E90 and although i dont think it looks as good as the E46, it will grow on me, its a better drive, quicker and better built.

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