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Old 05-22-2012, 01:57 AM
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Why BMW?

I'm curious to know why my fellow bimmer lovers simply chose a Bimmer.
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Old 05-22-2012, 02:17 AM
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Where do i start- the looks, the power, the badge, the smile on my face when im driving my BMW. The list never ends

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Old 05-22-2012, 02:31 AM
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Long long long long story. At the end of the day it puts a smile on my face no matter what and how much $ i spent on her today. BMW is more then a car to most of us here. U take care of her and she will take care of u. Its everything that is combined in one single piece of machinery. No matter what model of BMW u go with it will always make u happy. Also BMW is a brand with great history. When u own one it feels like you are part of something. Bmw owner will always help each other no matter who u are what u do and where u end up being. U will always be a part of the big family. No body owned bmw as a brand bmw will always be independent will never be sold to another car company its a perfect combination of style, luxury and performance. One name -ULTIMATE DRIVING MACHINE.
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Old 05-22-2012, 02:34 AM
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Totally agree with everything you said

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Old 05-22-2012, 02:47 AM
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Totally agree with everything you said

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Old 05-22-2012, 07:36 AM
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The best balance of power, handling and lux. N4S
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This time around we cross shopped a lot of cars. We looked at Mercedes, Audi, VW, Peugeot, Caterham, Alfa Romeo, Volvo, Seat, Citroen, Jaguar (used) and even a Range Rover Evoque.


For the price, nothing came close to the Z4. A Caterham is more fun but would be hard to live with as a daily driver.
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Old 05-22-2012, 08:56 AM
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Great responses guys! I drive a 05 E60 and I love it as well. The BMW is an amazing machine. Also there seems to me a comradery between bimmer drivers. On the internet and on the roads!
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Old 05-22-2012, 10:16 AM
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Currently I don't own BMW but I drive BMW pretty much every weekend. My business partner hs X5 and when we go for our DJ gig he hands me the keys because he knows how much I enjoy the ride.

I don't have much knowledge about engine, features, luxury but I can definitely say which car give me the ultimate driving experience and that is BMW. The ride of this car is simply out of this world.

BMW is not going to claim they came up with XYZ luxury but when they have that option available in their car it is hands down the best. (I am not sure if everyone agrees with my statement coz few people are not to happy with BMW Navi)

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Old 05-22-2012, 09:25 PM
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Old 05-22-2012, 10:43 PM
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simply cuz it "Brings Me Women" good enough for me since im only 18 lmao
18 and you drive a 6 and a z3. Wow..
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Old 05-23-2012, 04:29 AM
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Old 05-23-2012, 08:16 AM
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Lol I own a lawn mowing business. Workin hard to pay for these cars

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Very nice. I myself am 21 and attending university. Lol.
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Old 05-23-2012, 08:31 AM
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Nice. Im attending rutgers camden this fall. Not really lookin forward to it lol

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Old 05-24-2012, 10:41 AM
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Nice. Im attending rutgers camden this fall. Not really lookin forward to it lol

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Dude Camden in either car is super is risky.


I suggest purchase Kia or something.
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Old 05-24-2012, 03:06 PM
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I'm curious to know why my fellow bimmer lovers simply chose a Bimmer.
Download a user's manual. See if anything else compares.
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Old 05-25-2012, 04:52 PM
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1. safety (though it wasn't so safe years ago)
2. performance

Those are the top two.

I have to admit that snobbery and brand name counts. That is why if there is a Hyundai or a Ssangyong car that is twice as good and half the price, I still have to think if I really want that kind of car.

If a Ford or Subaru were twice as good and half the price, I would strongly consider it.

There are some things that I do not like about BMW. Run flat tires, no room for a spare (if there were a spare and run flats, that would be better), orange dash lighting, red rear turn signals, no oil dipstick, etc.

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Old 05-25-2012, 05:12 PM
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Dude Camden in either car is super is risky.


I suggest purchase Kia or something.
LMAO! True hahah but security there is tight. Safest campus of all 3

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Old 05-25-2012, 05:21 PM
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Everytime I'm at a gas station filling up the tank, I'm afraid some guy is gonna come up and jack my car. Lol
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Old 05-26-2012, 08:37 PM
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Old 06-07-2012, 04:43 AM
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1. safety (though it wasn't so safe years ago)
2. performance

Those are the top two.

I have to admit that snobbery and brand name counts. That is why if there is a Hyundai or a Ssangyong car that is twice as good and half the price, I still have to think if I really want that kind of car.

If a Ford or Subaru were twice as good and half the price, I would strongly consider it.

There are some things that I do not like about BMW. Run flat tires, no room for a spare (if there were a spare and run flats, that would be better), orange dash lighting, red rear turn signals, no oil dipstick, etc.
Hmmm thats really weird. Well to u its just a car i guess. In my 7 i can fit one human body in the spare tire place.
What u listed above is really minor. Ppl dont care bout it when buying a bmw. Plus u can always change runflats, lights, etc. but u can never change ford, hyundai etc to something like bmw or mb.
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Old 06-21-2012, 12:58 PM
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Actually I was going to buy another Infiniti, but I visited BMW Welt/Museum my last week in Germany and here we are.
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I was a Mustang fan for years. Years. Test drove a new 5.0 and loved it. But all my Bimmer owner friends at work kept telling me I was missing the boat. So I test drove a new 335i and my jaw literally dropped. For daily driving and speed it was the perfect combo. Factor in two kids and the need for car seats and safety, and suddenly the air bag count became a huge contributor. In the end, it was a simple decision. Ride, comfort, HANDLING, speed, safety, looks...I had to be honest with myself and admit I liked the bimmer better.
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