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      04-23-2012, 06:18 PM   #1
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Looks So Much Better....?

Does anyone think the difference in looks from the F30 and its predecessor is night and day? I don't mean to offend anyone but this car just looks incredible...Anyone else see this exterior as a BIG step up from BMW and the 3 series?
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Yup.. I always disliked the look of the E9X after the E46. And while I absolutely love my F30, I still think the E46 is a winner when it comes to the exterior. Like my wife said to me the other day: "I wished they put all the technology and everything from the F30 into the E46, now that would be one awesome car"
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Yup.. I always disliked the look of the E9X after the E46. And while I absolutely love my F30, I still think the E46 is a winner when it comes to the exterior. Like my wife said to me the other day: "I wished they put all the technology and everything from the F30 into the E46, now that would be one awesome car"
bleh. you probably like Classic Rock too.
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bleh. you probably like Classic Rock too.
nope, I'm a techno kinda guy

Well, that and the local reggae music here
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nope, I'm a techno kinda guy

Well, that and the local reggae music here
do you live on f30post? whenever i respond to your comments within 5 minutes you respond back!
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Does anyone think the difference in looks from the F30 and its predecessor is night and day? I don't mean to offend anyone but this car just looks incredible...Anyone else see this exterior as a BIG step up from BMW and the 3 series?
yup, its the first 3 (non M) series that I've actually liked.
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do you live on f30post? whenever i respond to your comments within 5 minutes you respond back!
no, that's actually pure coincidence lol (and yes, I do realize I just replied within that time again lol)

No worries, though.. I'm gonna take a breather
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E90 did not have the cockpit feel that the E46 did...F30 definitely brings that back..
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Yup.. I always disliked the look of the E9X after the E46. And while I absolutely love my F30, I still think the E46 is a winner when it comes to the exterior. Like my wife said to me the other day: "I wished they put all the technology and everything from the F30 into the E46, now that would be one awesome car"
Hmmm the E46 is def the other best looking 3 but....not as sporty or menacing...more husky or sumtin...more respectable and classic seeming where the f30 is more futuristic and sleek

i'm actually not sure if one could be better than the other as they do different things
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I didn't like the e90. The back end and interior looked pretty awful. I really like the F30. Not sure if I like it more than my e46. I'll have to get back to you on that.
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I love the way they both look, however now that the F30 is out I think it makes the E90 series look dated, the E92 still got it though...especially the LCI.
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Only thing I don't like about the F30 is the front end. It looks like a fat elephant sat on the front end so the kidney grill is squashed and pushed down too much.
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F30's nose/hood look terrible, I have a 328 off lease in 6 months, hope they fix it in the coupe.
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yep.

i love the E46 Coupe/convertible and E92/E93.. hated the E46 sedan and the E90..

LOVE the f30.. it has the great looks of the F10.. huge improvement.
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Only thing I don't like about the F30 is the front end. It looks like a fat elephant sat on the front end so the kidney grill is squashed and pushed down too much.
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lol that's my favorite part
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Hmmm the E46 is def the other best looking 3 but....not as sporty or menacing...more husky or sumtin...more respectable and classic seeming where the f30 is more futuristic and sleek

i'm actually not sure if one could be better than the other as they do different things
You're probably right, both are completely different and both have their own strong points
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I think that the difference is dramatic. I know that some of the reviews say it is very similar but I don't thing so. I had a previous generation 335i and I think the F30 is much better.
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I largely agree with the OP. I never like the E90, in particular the rear-end, it looked way too lumpy. By contrast I thought the E92 was (and still is) a beautiful looking car.

I think the the F30 is in a different league to its predecessor, particularly the shape at the rear, and is much sleeker, sharper and more balanced. The hood line is a crime though.

In summary:

E92 > F30 > E90

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The 2009 E90 LCI improvements made that series look more modern and aggressive but it now looks dated next to the F30 IMO. The E90 headlights in particular look old fashioned now.
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yeh the headlights are definitely a step up from the E90.

funny how thats what e90 owners use to troll the f30 though...
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lol that's my favorite part
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I wonder if they are judging from pics or have they seen the car for real? I must say this car looks completely different face to face. I remember when i went to the dealership on Feb 10th and I was like WOW this looks nothing like in the pics.
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Yup.. I always disliked the look of the E9X after the E46. And while I absolutely love my F30, I still think the E46 is a winner when it comes to the exterior. Like my wife said to me the other day: "I wished they put all the technology and everything from the F30 into the E46, now that would be one awesome car"
+1! I absolutely agree, the e46 may have been the best design for the 3er ever, and I really loved my e30. I absolutely hated the e90, in fact so much that I decided to take a break from 3ers and got first the e63 645ci, and then the M6. I think the f30 is a great successor, though a larger car that more fits my needs now, so from a historical point of view, it may not fit the segment of the traditional 3er, but for my needs, its the best car that BMW currently offers (until the M4 GC comes out that is!)

But seeing an e46 recently, I though the same thing..they could bring the car out today with the newer tech additions and it would still be a great car to own, id certainly buy it!
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