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      12-03-2012, 11:53 AM   #199
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Looks better than I thought it would, but still don't get why they're making it.
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      12-03-2012, 11:54 AM   #200
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The more I look at it, the more it kinda (!) grows on me.

Actually, if anything, it makes me realize just how perfectly proportioned the F30 is in comparison to the F31 and F34.
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      12-03-2012, 11:54 AM   #201
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wow... amazing how they can take an awesome looking car and turn it into such utter shit.
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      12-03-2012, 11:54 AM   #202
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Looks better than I thought it would, but still don't get why they're making it.
OMG it's a HATCHBACK. How can you not get that?

Man, I gotta stop reading this thread there's so much shite in it I'm going grey
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      12-03-2012, 11:55 AM   #203
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It looks like the 5 series Turtle had turtle babies.
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      12-03-2012, 11:56 AM   #204
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      12-03-2012, 11:56 AM   #205
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There are two different conversations going on at once and getting mixed up. One is if it's a smart business decision. That's dictated entirely by global sales and profits. If one or another person likes it or not is irrelevant to this. The other is about personal opinions of the car's looks. That's dictated by subjective taste and sales have nothing to do with it. I think the side vents look ugly, but BMW has no reason to care if they sell a trillion cars with side vents in China or India or wherever.
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      12-03-2012, 12:00 PM   #206
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Looks like Honda Accord Crosstour. Don't like it
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      12-03-2012, 12:01 PM   #207
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A sedan, a hatchback, a "coupe" with four doors (yeah 4 series but come on we all know its a 3-er") . How many 3-series sedans can bmw produce in a generation. Lets not forget the X1 which is very similiar in size to the 3 GT. I liked it when it was simple - 1,3,5,6,7 X5 even X6.
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      12-03-2012, 12:07 PM   #208
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OMG it's a HATCHBACK. How can you not get that?

Man, I gotta stop reading this thread there's so much shite in it I'm going grey
You and me both... I sense even SCOTT's getting frustrated with the same old barrage of bitching.
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      12-03-2012, 12:07 PM   #209
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As I (and many others) predicted, they took one of the best looking cars on the road, and ruined it by turning it into a ghastly beast like the disgusting 5GT. WHY DID THEY NOT LEARN?!

If I came to power, I would make it my duty to destroy all 3GT & 5GT BMW's. Which is awful when I love BMW and their products as much as I do! I think I'm more annoyed at the stupidity and insult to the F3X chassis rather than the looks - I've had a couple years to calm down over that when studying the 5GT's sick making exterior.
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      12-03-2012, 12:09 PM   #210
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Fugly. Looks like the Honda. An ugly Honda at that.
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Im starting to fear .... there is a group of pests has infiltrated to the company. Maybe, just maybe, they are gays.

Sorry no offence. I like hatchbacks (in fact used to have 2), but not this one. I dont mind if BMW makes good-looking hatch.
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      12-03-2012, 12:13 PM   #212
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There probably is a demographic that that loves that body style. Just not sure who falls in it. As someone posted earlier, maybe its a China centric model.
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      12-03-2012, 12:21 PM   #213
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There probably is a demographic that that loves that body style. Just not sure who falls in it. As someone posted earlier, maybe its a China centric model.
There's definitely a demographic that does. THe 5GT did better than the touring...
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      12-03-2012, 12:23 PM   #214
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Well said sir. You yank haters sound like petulant kids you know. You should grow up and get over yourselves and stop trying to dictate to the world that YOUR opinion of a car is the only one that counts. Thank God BMW don't listen to you muppets and keeps coming up with new models to satisfy even more customers.

If you don't like it: fine. But don't come out with stupid comments like BMW are diluting their brand and this isn't a BMW and how dare they. You just sound a bit ... well, a bit retarded really. Like you can't think past your own nose.
Sorry but not all of us are badgewhores who shit their pants every time crumbs fall off of BMW's plate. It's called an opinion and everyone has the right to criticize this POS. If you like this car, then great... more power to you. But don't get all butthurt because others don't.

I agree with you that comments like "this isn't a BMW" and "how dare they" are dumb (uh, duh, this is a BMW look at the badge.... and how dare they? well they just did). However "diluting the brand" is hardly a "retarded" comment. Look at what BMW is doing with the 3 series (3 sedan, 3 wagon, 3 GT, 4 coupe, 4 gran coupe) and IS models (ie- M550d, M135i, etc.). If you owned an M, how does this NOT bother you? Also, look at the hydraulic/electronic steering issue. I hear that the next M3/M4 (now that's effing retarded M4 wtf?) will have electronic steering... wtf really?!?! I mean I can live with the regular 3/4 having electronic but leave the M cars with hydraulic steering please. It's not like people who buy Ms are concerned about the gas it saves. Anyway I digress... my point is, it's not merely the fact that BMW is coming out with a 3GT that people are complaining about BMW diluting the brand. It's everything BMW has been doing up to this point that's upsetting people but can you really blame them? //M truly does stand for //Marketing now.
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Much negativity but again no one listens.
The auto industry is a global playing field. This is no longer about you.
Thank you Scott, you're right. I do think they key take-away is that this thing is hideous no matter where it sells. It's a black eye on the line-up.
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Sorry but not all of us are badgewhores who shit their pants every time crumbs fall off of BMW's plate. It's called an opinion and everyone has the right to criticize this POS. If you like this car, then great... more power to you. But don't get all butthurt because others don't.

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//M truly does stand for //Marketing now.
There's a big difference between stating a personal opinion on the styling of it, and stating that there is no point to it or market for it. One says "I know what I like, and I don't like this", the other says "I don't like this so it must be pointless". The former is fine, as you say everyone is entitled to an opinion, but the latter is narrow-minded and blinkered.

.. and as for your M comment, do you really "truly" believe that to be the case, or are you just hatin' for the sake of hatin'...
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I don't like that they're gonna put the M logo where "Sport", "Modern" & "Luxury" usually is now with M-package...
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I will pass on the GT. Does not work for me aesthetically either in silouette or from the rear.

The newer front-end shows a re-worked headlamp configuration that I think foreshadows the 4-series, and to me works nicely.

The side vents still look like an afterthought, with little emphasis on the "thought". Some of the early 4-series renders had far nicer looking side vents. Maybe they don't look as terrible in person as they do in the photos.

I'm not general appreciative of the "touring" styling, but I think the F31 looks fantastic. This GT just looks distorted, without being able to properly preserve the flow and lines.

It just doesn't seem to translate well.
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5GT is hugely successful in CHINA. They are selling them almost as good as 7 series.
damn china. feel ashamed to be chinese sometimes because of them commies.
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