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pixA4
10-26-2004, 06:54 AM
Now that BMW has made the announcement that the 3-series is being released to the world in March 2005, what do you think about the design of the car?

For more information please see the Official E90 Thread here (http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/showthread.php?t=76407)!

wag-zhp
11-03-2004, 07:51 PM
The pictures and video I've seen look ok, but I won't decide for sure until I've seen the car in person. I just leased my car a couple of months ago, so the e90 should be pretty well debugged by the time I have to make the decision to keep mine or give it back at lease end. Based on what I've seen so far and what the performance of the e90 engines should be like in a few years, I can see the possibility of an e90 sitting in my garage.

Plaz
11-03-2004, 07:54 PM
Like the exterior a lot, dislike the interior even more.

MMME30W
11-03-2004, 07:56 PM
Like the exterior a lot, dislike the interior even more.

Kinda with Plaz, but I want to see it. Going to be hard to top the E46 though, I really like the design (duh).

AlexM520
11-14-2004, 08:33 AM
IMHO this poll can be significantly improved to get a true picture buy asking two separate questions about the design - one about the exterior design and another for interior.

Exterior: :thumbup:
Interior: Initial impression :thumbdwn: , but maybe it will grow over time.

gojira-san
11-14-2004, 08:44 AM
Exterior: not as bad as I feared but still some things I don't like
Interior: dash facia is a disaster, overall looks cheap in the pics

Overall: no I might go elsewhere by that time, or find used E46s... ;)

tgravo2
11-18-2004, 12:28 PM
Exterior, looks good in the pics, interior I'm not sure about. Will wait to see in person before deciding.

Scotes
11-19-2004, 12:05 AM
I voted that it might grow on me but the taillights and interior just ruin the whole thing. Sort of the way I'd never even consider an IS300 until they get rid of that awful chrono look for the speedo/tach.

bmwxdrive
11-22-2004, 07:26 PM
Now that BMW has made the announcement that the 3-series is being released to the world in March 2005, what do you think about the design of the car?

For more information please see the Official E90 Thread here (http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/showthread.php?t=76407)!
I think that the new 3 series is gonna be great. especially with the new mag. engine.

phlsteve
12-04-2004, 09:14 PM
As my boyfriend (who's really *not* a car person) just said, "why are they trying to make it look like a Japanese car?" And what happened to the nice driver-oriented sweep in the interior?

I guess, on the bright side, my e46 coupe's value will hold.

-Steve

SBIRS
12-07-2004, 12:26 PM
As my boyfriend ....

-Steve


Are u :gay: or a girl named Steve?
:bigpimp:

Plaz
12-07-2004, 12:43 PM
I guess, on the bright side, my e46 coupe's value will hold.

Don't bet on it.

bmw325
12-07-2004, 12:47 PM
I don't love the exterior, but its not horrible iethre. IT does sort of look like a Japanese car, but its wa better than the e60 or e65. Its the interior that Ireally can't stand (in both 1 lump and 2 lump versions).

Plaz
12-07-2004, 12:57 PM
I don't love the exterior, but its not horrible iethre. IT does sort of look like a Japanese car, but its wa better than the e60 or e65. Its the interior that Ireally can't stand (in both 1 lump and 2 lump versions).

Agreed. The humps don't bother me. The 1980s Buick-like lack of driver orientation does.

bmw325
12-07-2004, 11:12 PM
The 1980s Buick-like lack of driver orientation does.


Yep-- that's what I meant. Even without the ugly screen hump, the interior still looks cheesy and 80s American car. But, it is BMW's best to date (among its latest models). I would really love to see a good explanation for why they did away w/ the driver oriented dash. I'm sure the real answer was simply cost.

operknockity
12-08-2004, 03:56 PM
I would really love to see a good explanation for why they did away w/ the driver oriented dash. I'm sure the real answer was simply cost. That would be my guess... With a flat dash, there are fewer parts that have to be made special for a left vs right side orientations.

zoofa
12-12-2004, 03:09 PM
it looks like a Honda Accord, inside and out, no joke. Let's face it, iDrive is not a driver-oriented technology. You shouldn't have to navigate menus on-screen while driving (especially if you have a stick :angel: ). The whole interior is cheaper and more generic-looking, less of a cockpit than in an E46. And the exterior design reminds me of a fat man in pleated pants. I will say though, I'll be glad to go check out the new magnesium engines.... :thumbup:

joetoronto
12-14-2004, 08:56 PM
just another bangled mess, where will it end? :thumbdwn:

ase2dais
10-13-2005, 12:54 PM
What are you talking about?

I believe this is one elegant design that BMW did that kept classic E3 series look.

sunnykk
10-13-2005, 01:27 PM
I don't like the head light and tail light design. I think the facelifted E46 had that killer look(at least the ZHP did)

Don't like the part that the kidney grill is not part of the hood.

Haven't seen the interior to make comparisons.

phlsteve
10-24-2005, 02:10 PM
just another bangled mess, where will it end? :thumbdwn:
Not to speak ill of the wrongly employed, they really do need to be rid of him. I'm sure he'd do very well at chrysler or GM or some other appliance manufacturer, but if he could just leave BMW as he found it I'd be satisfied.


And, to this mess:

Are u :gay: or a girl named Steve? :bigpimp:
Honey, please.

gotoschoolhere
03-13-2008, 09:52 PM
Coupe more saloon less.

riod007
07-31-2008, 03:05 AM
love it

boofsmb
09-30-2008, 08:56 PM
gorgeous :thumbup:

robb01
10-28-2008, 07:27 AM
Simply classy:thumbup:

Snareman
01-20-2009, 12:15 PM
Like it so much that I got one.

luckydog
12-23-2010, 08:19 PM
Only if it had centerline solid rims with more rubber, instead of spoke wheel rims with bicycle tires.

davy_b
12-28-2010, 11:59 AM
ya i like it, loved my old 330i geat driving car:)

FCBayernFTW
02-24-2011, 01:33 PM
LMAO at the e46 holding it's value comment...

ProRail
02-25-2011, 10:08 PM
What's not to like? It's a BMW.

FCBayernFTW
02-26-2011, 12:31 AM
NO car, even a BMW holds it's value, some MAY depreciate slower than others but after 10 years and 100,000 miles they are all generally not worth anything except to the driver that owns it.

The exampl given by a previous poster was an E46, I wasn't knocking any brand or model.

RaceBlood
02-27-2011, 04:59 PM
Its sure looks better than the current sedan, the coupe is perfect as is...

FCBayernFTW
03-05-2011, 01:00 AM
I suppose...if you like 10 year old technology...