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      08-21-2017, 02:29 PM   #23
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I de-badged my 335i GT a couple weeks ago. I get a lot more looks of people trying to figure out what this thing is. Additionally, the windows are tinted, BSM and M-sport. I think it looks really sharp.

Goal is to lower it ~2 inches this weekend. I'll post pics after. I couldn't see anyone hating on it after that.
Can't wait to see pics !
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      08-21-2017, 02:38 PM   #24
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In most cases 'crossover' is what you call a wagon when you don't want it to be called a wagon, because crossovers sell better than wagons. In a similar vein SUV used to be what you called a passenger vehicle built on a pickup truck frame, but you didn't want to call it a truck, even though you officially classified it as a truck with the DOT to legally get around the Energy Policy and Conservation Act for fuel economy, and the Clean Air Act for emissions.
I subscribe to the notion that if something flies like a duck, swims like a duck and quacks like a duck, it's a duck.
Then your definition of "wagon" is so broad you'd classify a goose as a duck too. Heck, I guess that makes all of the BMW X-line wagons too...
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      08-21-2017, 03:59 PM   #25
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Geese don't quack.
Whether the X are wagons or SUVs technically depends if they're built on a car chassis or a truck chassis. I suspect car chassis, since BMW doesn't make a pickup truck chassis...yet. Call them what you will, their heritage is quite clear:

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      08-27-2017, 05:10 PM   #26
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The best BMW I have owned. It is strange that many other brands produce copies. MB, Audi, Alfa R and others. On the other hand, at least 19 "is required to lift cars back. I sat first in the driver's seat, which felt like a 420 except I was sitting higher, then I tested the back seat, where there was more space than a 5-Series. Then I opened the luggage compartment , It was more than 320 Touring, I got the keys in my hand for a test run and sold it. The car goes like a dream and the space is huge. If I had chosen 420, I would have regretted it. The car is really beautiful. Just realize that the car is really special.
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      10-01-2017, 12:33 PM   #27
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Hi, for me, it's a great everyday car when we leave the 435 M Sport at home. I can put dogs in the boot, I have x-drive - very important in N Wales where the rain is predictable, and although ours is a 320, it does seem quicker. I think the all wheel drive puts it on the road during everyday driving. Ok, the 4 has better interior and multimedia, but, for a nip to Tesco's, who cares? Finally, rant nearly over, this car has looked after me in a couple of squeaky occasions, and I love it for that. If I want the G-force, we have the other car, if I want to get on with every day stuff, I can jump in the GT and it's easy (both are auto). Thanks all.
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      10-02-2017, 11:23 PM   #28
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Picked up 2016 CPO 328 GT this weekend :D

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      10-05-2017, 03:14 AM   #29
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I'd say this '49 Chevy was the original precursor of the GT:
Looks great! I love it, would't mind to drive it!
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      10-05-2017, 08:14 AM   #30
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There's also the 1946 Pontiac Streamliner:



And the 1941 Cadillac Deluxe Coupe:
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