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      07-19-2014, 03:51 PM   #23
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I have had my 328i GT for 2 months now in West Houston and today I saw the first "other" GT, but it was a 5 series! So I still have not seen even one 3 series in West Houston in 2 months. I would like to add that I'm very happy with my purchase.
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      07-19-2014, 11:54 PM   #24
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I've seen about 15 total on the street in the Boston area, 2 within the past week. Certainly more than 5 GTs. Seems to be a slightly bigger market here than elsewhere.

I don't mind that they are still relatively rare though.
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      07-20-2014, 08:22 AM   #25
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Fellow 3er GT lovers- take heart for BMW will carry on with it! They have spent a lot of engineering talent on first creating the stretch wheelbase sedan for China and second reworking that model into our GT. Even if only a modest success here they get more out of that original expense. And they are committed to fill every market niche. I do not know how well the Audi A5 5 door is selling in Europe, but they certainly have a (better) competitor in that segment. A question for Europeans and European Delivery customers: how common is the 3er GT there?
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      07-20-2014, 01:46 PM   #26
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Here in Norway I have seen quite a few, even as school learner cars, but nowhere near as many as the f31 or f11.

After testdriving the x3, f11 and the f34 I decided that the rear legrom was what I needed for my child seat. And that i really like the look of it especially With the M-sport pck. I also think it hadles a bit better than the f11.

( A side note that might be interesting: sedans like f30, f10 are bought by older drivers usually. The touring or in my case the Hatch is considered the more sporty look among younger people)
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      07-21-2014, 05:30 AM   #27
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Thanks for that information. I was thinking Europeans are buying more GT models. Hatchbacks were never an American style vehicle. Americans equate hatchbacks with imported cheap boring cars. Touring, or "station wagons" as they are termed here, have a more interesting history. As the name implies, they replaced the horse drawn wagons originally used to collect passengers and baggage from train depots and deliver them to hotels. Through the 1940's the passenger body section was framed out in real wood. (Ford had at one time a lumber mill and factory in the Northwest to provide this essential component!) By the 1950's station wagons were all steel but had fiberglass and vinyl appliques to mimic the original beautiful real wood paneling. They lost this rugged image then as they became suburbanite vehicles. There are no station wagons produced by American car companies today. The SUV has taken its place since it now provides that same rugged image, only now it comes from the "go anywhere" Jeep concept. As for me, I see the GT as the perfect cross between the best of the station wagon, hatchback and SUV concepts! I have an order in to pick up a 335 GT via European Delivery in October. I can't wait to amaze my friends when I show them all its features!
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      07-21-2014, 08:57 AM   #28
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Ive only seen a handful in the DC metro area. My favorite was a 335 Estoril blue m-sport I saw a few weeks back in the Fair Oaks area.
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      07-21-2014, 10:23 AM   #29
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Same here. Saw a couple in NJ and just saw one yesterday on the upper west side in NYC.
It was me.

As soon as I got an Alpine White 328i GT, a couple of days later, someone else in my development got one. Just like mine!
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