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      09-01-2014, 09:56 AM   #1
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Ok. Let me hear what you guys think?

Other than styling? (because the 4GC is a bit better looking)

What would make you go with the 4GC instead of the 3GT or vise versa?
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The two cars aren't comparable. They serve different needs completely. Ones a coupe the others a long wheelbase wagon. They should not be cross shopped.
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Do you want a car for yourself? Buy a 4GC.
Do you want a car to drive others? Buy a 3GT.

(Grammar police pet peeve: "vice versa", please.)
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The GT needs to be banned for life.
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The two cars aren't comparable. They serve different needs completely. Ones a coupe the others a long wheelbase wagon. They should not be cross shopped.
Funny, because I crossed shopped a 3GT, 335i, x4, and 4GC.
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The GT needs to be banned for life.
LOL. Have you looked physically at a 2015 3GT? Saw one again this weekend, and was admiring the space inside. But the Styling of the 4GC is definitely better.

I was surprised to see how close the performance times are between the 4GC and 3GT. I know the 3GT would not handle as well around the corners that's for sure though.
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Do you want a car for yourself? Buy a 4GC.
Do you want a car to drive others? Buy a 3GT.

(Grammar police pet peeve: "vice versa", please.)
Thank you for the Grammar Correction, was rushing.

Hmmm....your point about the cars is a good one.
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LOL. Have you looked physically at a 2015 3GT? Saw one again this weekend, and was admiring the space inside. But the Styling of the 4GC is definitely better.

I was surprised to see how close the performance times are between the 4GC and 3GT. I know the 3GT would not handle as well around the corners that's for sure though.
Just saw one yesterday - they styling doesn't do the brand justice. Nice from the front, not so much in the arse.
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Do you want a car for yourself? Buy a 4GC.
Do you want a car to drive others? Buy a 3GT.

(Grammar police pet peeve: "vice versa", please.)
Pretty much spot on. My answer was going to be if you're a real estate agent get the GT. The GT has loads of rear seat room, 'cause it's built on the Chinese market extended wheelbase.
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Pretty much spot on. My answer was going to be if you're a real estate agent get the GT. The GT has loads of rear seat room, 'cause it's built on the Chinese market extended wheelbase.

Just wondering anyone know why that market had that longer wheelbase?
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Just saw one yesterday - they styling doesn't do the brand justice. Nice from the front, not so much in the arse.
Yeah that arse is definitely the problem. The Lights don't match up very well, or in too many different angles.
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Sibling rivalry:

3 series sedan , 4GC, 3 series wagon, 3GT, X3, X4
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Just wondering anyone know why that market had that longer wheelbase?
In China, you have the best car when you can put a friend or a boss in the back seat, and they are comfortable there.
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3 series sedan , 4GC, 3 series wagon, 3GT, X3, X4
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In China, you have the best car when you can put a friend or a boss in the back seat, and they are comfortable there.
Ok. Cool. Did not know that.
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Do you want a car for yourself? Buy a 4GC.
Do you want a car to drive others? Buy a 3GT.
No problem fitting 5 adults in my 4GC

Had to fold one rear seat down once, but otherwise have not had problems with 4GC boot space. The size is also good as it fits neatly in my garage (3GT would not have fit.)
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Where are you located? (I can't tell on the mobile site.)

If you're in a geography that can only get xDrive GTs, be aware that the suspension (at least the adaptive variant) seems to be inadequate for the weight and height of the 3GT. You get a choice between rock-hard sport mode and motion sickness-inducing, Caprice Classic-like comfort mode.
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Where are you located? (I can't tell on the mobile site.)

If you're in a geography that can only get xDrive GTs, be aware that the suspension (at least the adaptive variant) seems to be inadequate for the weight and height of the 3GT. You get a choice between rock-hard sport mode and motion sickness-inducing, Caprice Classic-like comfort mode.
Located in Jamaica.

Thanks for the warning regarding the 3GT.
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No problem fitting 5 adults in my 4GC

Had to fold one rear seat down once, but otherwise have not had problems with 4GC boot space. The size is also good as it fits neatly in my garage (3GT would not have fit.)

LOL about fitting your garage. Yeah that would definitely give the 4GC the edge.
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Located in Jamaica.

Thanks for the warning regarding the 3GT.
iPilcher is right on the GT's xDrive suspension...it's not tuned great. In Jamaica though, I have to assume RWD is available..With RWD and sport suspension, you'll get a lower COG (which the GT needs) and better dynamics.

Frankly though, not considering looks...If you don't really need the added space of the GT and value driving dynamics, get the 4GC.
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