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      05-05-2012, 12:02 AM   #23
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I like them for utility and, in the US, they're more unique.
That pretty much sums it up, plus they just look so damn cool. I literally see 3 series sedans and coupes on every corner, yet hardly ever come across a touring... let alone a nicely modified one with a Recaro baby seat in back! Might as well be an exotic.
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      05-05-2012, 12:51 AM   #24
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My oh my...I'm in.

And by the time they come out, the platform should have some aftermarket goodies. I can easily put the Recaro baby seat from my sedan into this wagon
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      05-05-2012, 08:14 AM   #25
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i am preparing for hate but, why do people like the wagon so much? just for the extra space?
The space, Car-like feel, usually better mileage than an SUV, and to me, a nicely modded wagon is just awesome....

Oh, and this guy loves it...


My previous wagon:


My current wagon (turbo, 5spd., AWD):


And the F31 M-sport manual in any friggin engine WILL be my next wagon.
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      05-05-2012, 08:43 AM   #26
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If only the F31 came out at the same time than the F30, and with the 335i version...
i would have gotten that in a heartbeat!


Why do we like Sport Wagon so much! ?/

For the coolness of it!
As opposed to what people think SUV being better/practical
the wagon is that much more gooder!
The fact that everyone think it's old and none of the US sheep mentality SUV population is buying the wagon:
That's why Wagon is cool ! for the reverse psychology factor.
And much better dynamics than CUV/SUV ...

Man the Video of the F31s on the Ring, they were not holding back at all !?
pushing the car to the limits...

You've got good tastes Booster!
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      05-05-2012, 09:15 AM   #27
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My E39 540iT will be replaced with the new F31 without a doubt.

As much as I love my E39, the M62B44 is a pain in the ass to maintain.
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      05-05-2012, 09:20 AM   #28
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YES PLEASE!

While we're dreaming of N55's and diesel offerings in the US, why not dream bigger? Bring us an F31 M3!

I will jump on a euro-delivery n55 F31 if they announce it for the US. I might consider a 328i, the new 4-banger is quite impressive. A few test drives would have to occur before I would take the jump...

I keep flip-flopping between SAV and a Wagon, if history repeats itself, shortly after introduction BMWFS will almost be giving them away, a nice lease offer would seal the deal on a Wagon and get me to quit looking a used SAV's. I think the x1 will be too small, but the countryman all4 is nice so I dunno, we'll see... Then again, the x1 has been a best seller all over the place, so they probably won't be running any amazing lease offers for a few years...
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i am preparing for hate but, why do people like the wagon so much? just for the extra space?
I like them for the extra space. You get near-SUV utility with better mileage and far better driving dynamics.

And, here in Colorado, there is much less anti-wagon stigma. A cool euro-wagon with a ski/bike rack on top of it is kind of a "thing" here. My wife's car is a Volvo XC70, equipped thusly. Actually I like it a lot except that it handles like a marshmallow.
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F31 N55 xDrive 6MT, and I'm in. What are the chances?
Less than zero.
OK, I'd probably settle for an F31 N55 xDrive with the 8AT, as much good as I've read about that transmission. How about those chances? Maybe a little closer to zero?
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Kinda sounds like a tie fighter in parts of that video.
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Less than zero.
Will be in Europe. That said, most will be 318D or 320i (with RWD)
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i am preparing for hate but, why do people like the wagon so much? just for the extra space?

same reason some guys luv redheads,
blondes or brunettes.

the ideal wagon is a responsible adult car.
no fun, thrills, or sports appeal.
as a dad u can retire in a wagon -

what if that wagon is not the end all
of luxuary and sport? grocery getter that
can haul ass on the track - the ultimate daily driver
with some extra power. Wagon's are assume'd a sleeper
because of extra space.
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Anyone notice how some of those prototypes have wheels from different model lines?

Eg: The black test car is a Luxury Line with Modern Line wheels! Looks awesome.
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Better hope for the N55 because otherwise it is only hauling ass.

Can't wait to see it completely.
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F31 N55 xDrive 6MT, and I'm in. What are the chances?
Pretty good if you live anywhere but the USA.
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i am preparing for hate but, why do people like the wagon so much? just for the extra space?

No hate. You either get it or you don't. You are right about the space, but I like the look of a properly set up wagon better than a sedan any day. Not so with a coupe, but a coupe cannot do what a wagon can do.
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The space, Car-like feel, usually better mileage than an SUV, and to me, a nicely modded wagon is just awesome....


And the F31 M-sport manual in any friggin engine WILL be my next wagon.
100% agree.

Mine....

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i am preparing for hate but, why do people like the wagon so much? just for the extra space?
Why does anyone buy a sedan when the wagon is available? They're the same size, but the sedan is less useful in every way. And, subject to opinion, often less attractive.
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