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      10-08-2012, 01:45 PM   #41

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Originally Posted by The X Men View Post
For a car that is recently redesigned and considering that both the C-class and the A4 is at the end of their design cycles, the new 3 series should be be posting much better sales numbers.

Originally Posted by Jamesons Viggen View Post
I think it's a bit early to tell.

A year ago, the E90 was an end term, full roll out, meanwhile the F30 has been RWD for almost a year now, we are finally seeing X-drive trickle in. That leaves the E9x wagons, verts and coupes which people know are being replaced.

Also, at the time a year ago I was looking at silly low lease deals on E90's, $199 a month for RWD, $229 for X-drive. Then boom, the F30 comes out at $459-$399. Leases make up a LOT of 3 series sales.

So I think it's a bit premature.
Also agreed. Let's see what a full 2013 MY run shows b/t the different companies, but first signs are not very good at all.

Originally Posted by justinnum1 View Post
During the F30 lifecycle, it will outsell c class and A4, and ATS. Guaranteed.
Total sales are not the same thing as market share, which was the topic question. market share seems doomed to diminish.
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