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Old 11-06-2011, 06:30 PM
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Like I always say, one man's opinion is one man's opinion.
I'm sure anyone who owns a GT and sees this thread will be scratching their head and say "really its ugly??"
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Old 11-06-2011, 06:35 PM
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Old 11-06-2011, 06:38 PM
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Old 11-06-2011, 06:39 PM
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I'm sure anyone who owns a GT and sees this thread will be scratching their head and say "really its ugly??"
That's the strange thing - we have yet to hear from one. Please stand up.
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Old 11-06-2011, 06:54 PM
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I'm sure anyone who owns a GT and sees this thread will be scratching their head and say "really its ugly??"
Yes, but why should they care about my opinion?
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Old 11-06-2011, 07:01 PM
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Yes, but why should they care about my opinion?

Who said anyone cared about your (or anyone elso who owns a GT) opinion or tried to offend you ? The discussion is uglyness. Sorry if you are offended.

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Old 11-07-2011, 06:47 AM
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It seems calling out the wolfman is not so easy.
But it is high time Capobranco enlightens us with some refinement....

I drove around with an A7 today and looked it over in traffic. Other than the A5 (which I think is a very good looking car) this vehicle belongs also in the -/- category in this thread.
There are to many crosover inconsquences in that design, just as is the problem with the F07.
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Old 11-07-2011, 09:34 AM
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...Other than the A5 (which I think is a very good looking car) this vehicle belongs also in the -/- category in this thread.
There are to many crosover inconsquences in that design, just as is the problem with the F07.
I believe you are referring to A5 sportback which we aren't getting on this side of the pond.
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Old 11-07-2011, 10:24 AM
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Still, isn't it better to just accept that we all find utility and beauty in different places?
That's where I am too!

Whether we admit it or not, most people are drawn to a particular car by emotion. Hence, the reason we react like someone ridiculed a spouse or child when a criticism is levied against our cars. I knew this thread was doomed from the start and that it was just a matter of time before the arrows were launched. By the way, I know personally people who own and drive GTs and Azteks and, in addition to being the kind of people you would meet after work for drinks, they LOVE their vehicles. For me, I wish to everyone the same enjoyment I am having with my vehicles regardless of the type of vehicle they happen to drive.
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I so hate the Gran Turismo version. Hate it, hate it, hate it.

I felt that way too, till I took one for an extended test drive. The driving dynamics are better than the F10, and the steering feels like a BMW. The only negative (deal killer) was the rear visibility.

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Old 11-07-2011, 10:49 AM
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For me the X6 is the most eyesore BMW in this era.
The crossover thing I do not completely crasp.
All these kind of cars are nor flesh nor fish.
And with all the compromises that are put together in these cars, not the most purposefull designs.
Being it German, English, japanese, or American products.
how unfortunate
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It may be my computer, but when I look at the photo, the creature looks like my mother-in-law.
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Old 11-07-2011, 12:01 PM
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Now that I look at it, it kind of looks like an Ewok. Sorry about that Capo.

OP, Capobranco is an F07 owner who loves his GT. He visits the F10 forum frequently AND he will respond in this thread.
Capo still hasn't responded? I think he is just waiting for my reply and is now going to write an essay on how great this car drives, the utility, etc., but he still won't say it is gorgeous because he knows it is UGLY.
As much as I know some of you guys hate Audi's I am glad to say Audi still doesn't make anything this ugly even the A7 is not this ugly.
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Old 11-07-2011, 12:25 PM
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Capo still hasn't responded? I think he is just waiting for my reply and is now going to write an essay on how great this car drives, the utility, etc., but he still won't say it is gorgeous because he knows it is UGLY.
As much as I know some of you guys hate Audi's I am glad to say Audi still doesn't make anything this ugly even the A7 is not this ugly.
Well said, the A7 is not quite so ugly as the car the OP dislikes so much.
But, it is close!
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Old 11-07-2011, 01:05 PM
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Old 11-07-2011, 06:34 PM
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... He visits the F10 forum frequently AND he will respond in this thread.

Prophetic

However, I really didn’t see much here ….
Just the usual Bimmerfest banalities –impotent hyperbole - feigned sarcasm –

really just small-time mean spiritedness masquerading as criticism.

Hmmm…Just what harm could possibly come,
when people start to let their hate run away with them….?

Ah, yes… Ignorance, prejudice - the tranny of conformity - the hate spewed
from this thread is far more illuminating than any retort I could possibly offer.
Criticism supported by argument – even if misinformed- is one thing, criticism
motivated by mean spiritedness and hate is an entirely different thing .

The same old, long, sad parade of bullies/thugs marches on….


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Prophetic

However, I really didn’t see much here ….
Just the usual Bimmerfest banalities –impotent hyperbole - feigned sarcasm –

really just small-time mean spiritedness masquerading as criticism.

Hmmm…Just what harm could possibly come,
when people start to let their hate run away with them….?

Ah, yes… Ignorance, prejudice - the tranny of conformity - the hate spewed
from this thread is far more illuminating than any retort I could possibly offer.
Criticism supported by argument – even if misinformed- is one thing, criticism
motivated by mean spiritedness and hate is an entirely different thing .

The same old, long, sad parade of bullies/thugs marches on….


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You sound like Anthony Bordain LOL!
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Old 11-07-2011, 07:42 PM
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Totally agree. The GT is nothing short of ugly and only an attempt to fill a gap in the market......that doesn't exist. BMW already makes plenty of options for "family cars" X3 and X5. They also having Touring versions of the 5 series.
The GT needs to go away. To me, it cheapens the 5 series.
Actually the GT sits above the F10 in BMW's model hierarchy. In no way does it cheapen the 5 Series.

As a former owner, I still say its my favorite current BMW sedan - save the B7 and M5 and that's purely from a performance standpoint.

As they say "let the haters hate". I can pretty much guarantee no F07 GT'ers are losing sleep over this
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Old 11-07-2011, 08:27 PM
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I so hate the Gran Turismo version. Hate it, hate it, hate it. Who is the target audience for this automotive abomination?

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Old 11-08-2011, 04:33 AM
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There are a lot of ugly BMWs out there, unfortunately. I also hate the GT, E60, first gen X3, X1, 1 series is a total disaster. Tons of crap made by BMW unfortunately...
I'd toss the X6 and E65 in there as well.

Crazy how a brand can totally nail or fail a design. IMO, when BMW do conservative, they do it second to none. However, when they try and set/formulate trends or do something "crazy", it usually looks very tasteless, IMO.

These day, however, that can go for many brands. Everyone's trying to out fashion the next, out trend the next, and trying vehemently to nail/create the next "niche". It's like "timelessness" is a lost virtue to Car Designers. I liken it to "throwing sh** at the wall and seeing what sticks". The fact that platform sharing (another business model by BMW that has made and saved them tons of $$$$ and has other brands copying) is so paramount now, allows these guys the ability to throw out these designs to see if they "stick", even with the risk of harming the the brands overall "artistic credibility" and current/soon to be historic portfolio, due to not having to invest so much R&D into creating a whole new platform/car from the ground up (like the "old days")
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