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mquetel 06-16-2003 11:57 PM

TopGear posts some X3 info...
 
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Saw this short article on TopGear today describing the X3:
http://www.topgear.com/content/news/stories/290/

It will be interesting to see how this vehicle sells... I'm not sure I understand who the target audience is. :dunno:

JKim 06-17-2003 12:08 AM

*falls to knees*

"Why BMW?!?! WHYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYY!!??!?"

If this is a hint of what's to come for the next 3-series count me out.

SpaceMonkey 06-17-2003 06:25 AM

:confused: "Whereas the X5 is marketed as a Sports Utility Vehicle (SUV), the X3 is a Sports Activity Vehicle (SAV)..."

suzer 06-17-2003 07:08 AM

Re: TopGear posts some X3 info...
 
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Originally posted by mquetel

It will be interesting to see how this vehicle sells... I'm not sure I understand who the target audience is. :dunno:

That's what I've felt about the Lexus 330, and those two weird vehicles by Infiniti and Nissan. When I went looking for a new SUV to replace my trusty old 4Runner, I at first thought that at 36, I'd become too old and square to buy one. The 330 and the other two look like space-mobiles to me - must be intended at a much younger and hipper audience.

I love the look of my X5, but it is a personal preference - if someone else loves those other vehicles (and the new X3) then great for them. I'm just not going to buy one.

JPinTO 06-17-2003 07:39 AM

Target audience is the same as all baby utes, mid utes and maxi utes: Ladies luv em.

Gotta love the marketing pics-- showing the X3 offroad. Without low range--- please. :rolleyes: I guess showing it in front of Walmart or Starbucks isn't as appealing.



http://www.bmwusa.com/assets_client/...iew/102405.jpg

http://www.bmwusa.com/assets_client/x3preview/80001.jpg

http://www.germancarfans.com/photos/...2.003/1125.jpg

JPinTO 06-17-2003 07:41 AM

That's one ugly ass butt!

http://www.topgear.com/content/news/...ages/img04.gif

mquetel 06-17-2003 08:16 AM

Reminds me of a RAV4. : puke:

suzer 06-17-2003 11:18 AM

Quote:

Originally posted by JPinTO
Target audience is the same as all baby utes, mid utes and maxi utes: Ladies luv em.


While I might not always behave lady-like :rolleyes:, I am a lady, and I don't love it.

JPinTO 06-17-2003 12:14 PM

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Originally posted by suzer
While I might not always behave lady-like :rolleyes:, I am a lady, and I don't love it.
Ok--- the lady-like behaving ladies will love them! :p

SARAFIL 06-17-2003 12:23 PM

Call me whatever you want to, but with all that lower black trim painted to match the body color, I'd love it. I predict we'll have one in the family within the next year or two.

beware_phog 06-25-2003 03:43 PM

The X3 is going to be cheaper than the X5 and roughly the same size (at least until they beef up the X5). Do I really want to drop 45-50K on an X5. Nope. Give me the 5 series. Would I drop 35K on an X3? Well, now we're talking.

tgravo2 06-25-2003 04:19 PM

I think the interior looks really good, but the exterior isn't too great


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