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      07-04-2018, 10:33 AM   #1
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Get an F30 or wait for G20 ?

I'm looking to get back to BMW after a two year hiatus, I know this is the last F30 cars so I'm wondering should I push for a good deal on a top tier 340 or wait and get a G20 which we don't know much about yet.

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I can't imagine the G20 being so revolutionary that I wouldn't be just as happy with a top tier current-gen 340 that I got a good deal on.

Just my $0.02
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I can't imagine the G20 being so revolutionary that I wouldn't be just as happy with a top tier current-gen 340 that I got a good deal on.

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      07-04-2018, 12:53 PM   #4
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I can't imagine the G20 being so revolutionary that I wouldn't be just as happy with a top tier current-gen 340 that I got a good deal on.

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+1 I agree. Judging by the leaks and other features the newer models nothing groundbreaking is getting in there. I think they future proofed the F30 for quite a while.
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+1 I agree. Judging by the leaks and other features the newer models nothing groundbreaking is getting in there. I think they future proofed the F30 for quite a while.
This, and you'd also be getting a first-gen G20, which could potentially have more issues than a late-model F30, where most of the initial design flaws and imperfections have been mitigated.
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Agree with all this. Plus, the G20 so far to me looks kinda ugly.
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if money is no object and you are leasing I would go G20, if buying I would get a nice deal on F30
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      07-04-2018, 06:08 PM   #8
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I'd say lease an f30 for 2 or 3 years and get a g20 when they fix all the new bugs
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First year of new gens have their issues normaly. Maybe take an f30 for 2-3 years and see if the next G is the real thing
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F30 is dated. Not only that the 2012/2013 models are so cheap they are beginning to be riced out. I'd wait
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A loaded-up 340i would be a good choice if buying. I wouldn't go for the lesser F30s.

There are certainly unknowns about the G20. I think the G20 is a bit larger car, not to my liking.

Tough call but the 340i is a pretty nice machine, and, contrary to some, I don't see the 340 as dated at all.
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If you go for a 340i/440i with MPPSK now, you'll get a 355bhp/500Nm car with a great sounding exhaust, which will probably match the forthcoming M340i on performance. Discounts should be v good of course
The new model will probably have early issues, will be longer/wider (which is a downside for me) and won't offer good discounts for at least 12 months
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Waiting a year for G20 to get all the early problems addressed is a prudent idea, unless the goal is to have the latest and greatest.
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The F30 is aging very well, looks very modern compared to the new Infinitis, mercs and audis. I cant say the same for the driving dynamics its lagging behind a bit, and the interior as well. Its very minimalist (something i actually like lol). If you don't care about the dymanics/interior I say push for a nice 6-10% off on a 340. If you do care about interiors wait for the G20. btw initial quality on alot these new BMW are always great, they have been working on the G20 for about 3 years now, I think major issues will be ironed out.
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The reason to go with the F30 at this point is that mostly the kinks are ironed out and its been a solid car which doesn't look bad at all
The reason to go with the G20 is that BMW is besieged by GOOD competitors and whenever that happens..
they pull a rabbit out of the hat to please the enthusiasts again
They did that with the 340 LCI & the M3 CS..
Esp for the M340i I expect that .. anything less than the M340i.. I'd just get a solid F30
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If I was buying, I would definitely avoid the first model years of the G20. The LCI F30s ride much better than the first gen. The cars feel better built etc. I owed both and BMW really sorted out lots of detials with the LCI models...plus the packages and options always make more sense after 1-2 years.
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