New Diesel Bimmer Coming!

Discussion in 'Shiny Things' started by Gummee!, Apr 3, 2013.

  1. Gummee!

    Gummee! That's MR. Toothless

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    New 328d on the way

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    Too bad BMW has jumped the shark with the new 3 Series. Bigger is NOT better. :nono

    New 3 series seems to be about the size of an older 5 series and the 5 series is darn near as big as an older 7 series! :eek1

    Last gen 5er is only 1.5"ish wider and 8"ish longer than this 3er. :baldy Like I said: the new 3 series is going the wrong way for a 'sports sedan.'

    As another data point, this new 3 series is almost exactly the same size as the 5 series from 88-96.

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  2. Sniper X

    Sniper X De Oppresso Liber

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    I remember when the 5 was smaller than that, and lighter.

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  3. JimVonBaden

    JimVonBaden "Cool" Aid!

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    Mike, seriously? BIMMER not Beemer!

    Nice looking car!

    Jim :brow
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  4. Gummee!

    Gummee! That's MR. Toothless

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    Whatever dood. Its got a roundel on it.

    It'll still be a good car, just not what it *could* be.

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  5. Anorak

    Anorak Woolf Barnato

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    They'll sell 50 in California and 50 in the rest of the USA. I actually saw a 335d a few days ago.
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  6. troidus

    troidus Long timer

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    Americans are a lot wider than they were in the 80s, too. Cars had to grow so we could still close the doors.
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  7. Anorak

    Anorak Woolf Barnato

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    A new customer just came in with a 2005 BMW X-3 with a manual transmission. The first one I've seen.
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  8. JimVonBaden

    JimVonBaden "Cool" Aid!

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    I just figured an ex-Beemer owner would know better!:lol3

    What would you do differently?

    Jim :brow
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  9. eatpasta

    eatpasta Lawnmower Target

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    Im not sure if that one is going to have three turbos like the X5 but BMW is going to drive themselves out of business....

    Their new thing is that starting 2013 you HAVE to take the car to a BMW dealer to connect the car to BMW North America whenever you get it worked on - no more independent shops can work on new cars.
    Also their stuff is so unbelievably complicated now, nobody in their right mind would own one out of warranty.
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  10. A-Bone

    A-Bone Indubitably

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    That sounds a little far fetched to me....

    Doesn't that break some kind of anti-trust bs???
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  11. Lee C

    Lee C Been here awhile

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    I have a new tenant that has a 09 335D the kid loves it
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  12. JMead11

    JMead11 Crazy Bastard

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    I'm driving a 325iT sport-wagon right now, and would love a diesel bimmer, but I am holding out for a 120d.
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  13. Commuter Boy

    Commuter Boy Long timer

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    Even more importantly, the diesel is coming in a AWD wagon format as well.

    It's something the TDI and Subaru fanatics have been screaming about for years, that the minute an AWD diesel wagon hits our shores they'll buy it. Time for those folks to put their money where their mouths were.
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  14. jdiaz

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    None of the Subaru or Jetta drivers will ante up $40+k for one. Maybe one of America's 300 Audi A3 owners will. :lol2
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  15. Anorak

    Anorak Woolf Barnato

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    The Bay Area is lousy with A3's. Zipcar has a bunch of the TDI's.
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  16. eatpasta

    eatpasta Lawnmower Target

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    A very good friend of mine works for a very large BMW dealership....I hear quite a lot. You wouldn't believe what BMW never really finishes developing and let's their mechanics sort out under warranty....
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  17. jdiaz

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    Are we talking about the motorcycle division now? :D
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  18. Lobby

    Lobby Viel Spass, Vato!

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    I sold my 335i right before I ran out of warranty for exactly that reason. I just felt that maintaining a car that complicated was gonna be very expensive.

    If I'd have bought a 328i or a 528i I might have kept it, since they're a bit simpler. That said, the turbo on my Jetta TDI lasted 200k miles.
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  19. eatpasta

    eatpasta Lawnmower Target

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    Motorcycles, I dont know. I can only say that's what the plan is for their cars which seem to be worse and worse every year. Start/Stop M3? really?

    :nah
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  20. eatpasta

    eatpasta Lawnmower Target

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    $700 to replace the battery....

    :1drink
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