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The sixth generation 3 series, chassis code F30. 2013 model year 328i and 335i sedans now in production. Read the F30 frequently asked question thread for all your basic question and dive into all the details in the ultimate F30 information thread.

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Old 07-29-2012, 08:56 AM
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those are 3 different cadillac cars
Really? LOL.

I hadn't noticed a Cadillac on the road in the past 10 years until this thread started last week, so I started paying attention to them. And just when I'm about to say, "gee, that ATS is getting some traction" it turns out that I'd been seeing every Cadillac model they make.

This thread has entertainment value, for sure, but no one is going to give up a Bimmer for a Caddy. Can we please move onto another wannabe 3 Series Killer brand? Audi is always fun. Infiniti brings the lolz. Never hear from Acura owners, would love to see them whine for a week. But debating a GM product from a truck manufacturer? Ugh, no more.

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ATS does soften the look quite a bit, which should appeal to some European buyers.

In the following order:

ATS
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that caddy grill is fugly
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Old 07-29-2012, 09:11 AM
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ATS does soften the look quite a bit, which should appeal to some European buyers.

In the following order:

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The BMW's are all drop-dead gorgeous, the Cadillac's are all ugly. If Scarlett Johanson got cloned two more times the world would rejoice; the Caddy is strictly Kardashian.

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that caddy grill is fugly
That is not the point though. We are talking similarity or distinction, not your personal taste.
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Old 07-29-2012, 09:15 AM
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That is not the point though. We are talking similarity or distinction, not your personal taste.
You couldn't be more wrong. "Personal taste" is the only force behind the luxury car buying decision. It's not like we're talking about $12,000 commonplace cars for basic transportation. When you get up in the $50,000 range it's all about personal taste.

Are you buying a Cadillac? I'm trying to figure out why you care so much about this low-end faux luxury car.

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Old 07-29-2012, 09:22 AM
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You couldn't be more wrong. "Personal taste" is the only force behind the luxury car buying decision. It's not like we're talking about $12,000 commonplace cars for basic transportation. When you get up in the $50,000 range it's all about personal taste.

Are you buying a Cadillac? I'm trying to figure out why you care so much about this low-end faux luxury car.

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Maybe, there are more than a few here, BMW owners, already said they dislike the new F30 look, and have no problem with the new ATS look, so yes, personal taste is important, I never said it was not.

I have not decided yet, but in my next comparison shopping, you can bet ATS will be on the list. What motivated me was the thought of driving it to the Walmart.

I bet I can pickup more hot single moms with multiple kids in tow in an ATS, than you in your F30.
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Really? This thread has entertainment value, for sure, but no one is going to give up a Bimmer for a Caddy. Can we please move onto another wannabe 3 Series Killer brand? Audi is always fun. Infiniti brings the lolz. Never hear from Acura owners, would love to see them whine for a week. But debating a GM product from a truck manufacturer? Ugh, no more.

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My favorite was when a couple of years ago someone was posting comparison to Huidai or Kia Santa Bleh, whatever that Special-Financing car maker is. So Cadillac doesn't sound so bad all of the sudden
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Maybe, there are more than a few here, BMW owners, already said they dislike the new F30 look, and have no problem with the new ATS look, so yes, personal taste is important, I never said it was not.

I have not decided yet, but in my next comparison shopping, you can bet ATS will be on the list. What motivated me was the thought of driving it to the Walmart.

I bet I can pickup more hot single moms with multiple kids in tow in an ATS, than you in your F30.
How much you wanna bet the 2016 LCI f3x will lose that part of the headlight lenses that connect to the kidneys?
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When do Nissans ever lose weight? They get fatter and more complex with each generation. The next G will be no different. I also don't think Infiniti has much of a name - people buy them cause they're good value for the money, rather than for the prestige or outright performance.

Aren't they killing off the GTR too? Maybe it just got too fat, they can't make it bigger without pulling small satellites out of orbit.
The 2013 Altima is lighter than its predecessor:

http://www.caranddriver.com/reviews/...sl-test-review

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lthough slightly longer and wider than before, the new Altima is no fat Elvis: It's lost weight. Our nearly loaded SL 2.5-liter four-cylinder model weighed 3102 pounds, an impressive 124 pounds less than the last four-cylinder Altima we tested. The trunk, hood, and roof are now aluminum, and the body uses more high-strength steel to cancel out the modest increase in size. The wheelbase is unchanged, but the added width makes for extra shoulder room in the larger cabin.

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Thanks to other weight-saving measures throughout the car, Nissan says the Altima has lost weight and is now the lightest car in its segment – as little as 3,108 pounds. Even the top-spec SL V6 tips the scales at just 3,355 pounds, which company officials gleefully point out is lighter than all rivals – even those packing two fewer cylinders. Thus, even though Nissan has taken a pass on forced induction and direct injection, it still claims best-in-class performance and fuel economy.
And it's wildly more efficient, while also being faster than its competition.

Buying for prestige, um...you're on a freaking BMW forum. There's no prestige in the BMW name. Not sure why people wander around acting like BMW is some unattainable vehicle. The 3 series owner has a median household income of 140k. The 3 series is the 6th best selling car in car crazy southern California. It's more common for a 3 series to leave a dealer lot than a Ford Escort in So Cal. If you want something with prestige you're looking in the rare space reserved by Ferrari, Lambo, Rolls. BMW is not in that world. It's a big, common car company. Yeah, some clown driving a Chevette say, "Ohhh, BMW" but right next to the 3 are 5 SUVs that cost just as much and the soccer moms driving them think nothing of the BMW or the cost comparison.

As for performance, the loaded 42k G37 Sport, that's 6 years old, will stand toe to toe with the 335i. For comparable equipment that 335i's gonna have to be pushed up well above 50k.

I like BMWs, but I can't blindly support the brand or make false claims about the brand v. competitors. The G, especially for its age, is a helluva performer. If I could get over the massive length/weight and the coarse V6, it's a better car dollar for dollar than the 328i and nearly as good as the 335i. The first gen G35 was a good deal behind the e46. Second gen G37 was closer to the 3 series, while the e90 became a worse 3 series. As the F30 has taken another step back in terms of steering/roadfeel, while also growing (yet again), it seems the the G has the door wide open for its next gen. The G has continually improved, so it seems to follow the next gen G will match (or maybe eclipse) the F30 in performance. Dollar for dollar it seems almost a given it'll be a much better buy.

I've Had 3 BMWs and 4 is on the way. I like the way BMWs feel but trust me I wish I could like the G to pull the trigger as it's just better made and will be cheaper to keep running longterm. The heart wins over logic...

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You're missing the point entirely. This has nothing to do with the quality of the vehicle, the ride, the experience, or the price. This has everything to do with brand.

And when it comes to brand, BMW is atop the pile and Cadillac isn't even close. In order to understand the product you have to think like the customer. And in this case the customer is two very different things. White-collar America aspires to own a BMW. Only blue-collar types want to own a Cadillac. Car ownership is all about bagging the girl. Just like cavemen in ancient times, whoever carries the biggest stick gets the best woman. Your Ford F150 owner needs a Cadillac to bag his barefoot babe at the pig roast. Your Volkswagen GTI owner needs a BMW to bag his trophy wife at the country club.

The streams do not cross. Ms. Cute College wants a man-in-a-suit who drives a BMW, Ms. Dirty Toes wants a man-in-a-jumpsuit who drives a Cadillac.

As such, Cadillac can never take a bite out of BMW. Cadillac can grow its own market share, take sales away from the likes of Infiniti, Lexus, Acura, Audi and the other wannabe luxury brands, but BMW is something special. Cadillac and the other frauds aren't status-symbols. They're just luxurious cars. That's the difference. If you pretend racecar drivers would take your heads out of your aspirated asses, you'd see that.

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I am doing this and shaking my head. How do you come up with this stuff?
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And as he has continually demonstrated he changes his tune more often than an iPod in shuffle mode, so credibility is not one of his main attibutes. So accept his posts as what they are, entertainment from a rich guy wannabe who likes to ridicule race car driver wannabes. It's all rather harmless and a lot of people here, including the ones who run the site, seem to enjoy his antics.
The guy is funny. Relax!
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that caddy grill is fugly
So's the interior. In fact, Caddy's just not Socialist enough for Europe, generally.

Ya gotta do more with less there, but CUE's a big step in that direction.

So. Do we have mixed signals, target: USA? Well, sure. But how's it play in China?


Tell ya what, I'm prob gonna test drive. Perverse isn't it.
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...I bet I can pickup more hot single moms with multiple kids in tow in an ATS, than you in your F30.
Well, you do have a point but no everyone here is into MILF or single mon with multiple kids or buy 1 get 2+ free.
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The guy is funny. Relax!
The guy is funny but so is understeer bringing up old posts of BJ's were he was under totally different delusional dreams.

Sure its all fun while most of us wait to get our hands on our cars. its frustrating so say the least as we are about to run right smack into European vacations and the peculiar behavior of BMW managers deciding that they must make sure as few as possible 335i F30s get build.
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The guy is funny but so is understeer bringing up old posts of BJ's were he was under totally different delusional dreams.

Sure its all fun while most of us wait to get our hands on our cars. its frustrating so say the least as we are about to run right smack into European vacations and the peculiar behavior of BMW managers deciding that they must make sure as few as possible 335i F30s get build.
As frustrating as it is, and I share your pain, but this again proved BJ was correct.
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but no everyone here is into MILF or single mon with multiple kids or buy 1 get 2+ free.
You obviously have not understood BJ and the 90% Bimmer owners well.
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As frustrating as it is, and I share your pain, but this again proved BJ was correct.
Correct in what dtc?
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You obviously have not understood BJ and the 90% Bimmer owners well.
It's the other way around, we don't comprehend you & ATS & Chevy Cruze & single mon with kids.
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Mom's we kids I get. Mom's without kids I don't get...
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Correct in what dtc?
Correct that BMW doesn't care about you 335i racer wannabes. The 328i is the real BMW 3 to have.
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It's the other way around, we don't comprehend you & ATS & Chevy Cruze & single mon with kids.
Ok, you obviously don't understand what BJ and we are talking about at all.

BTW BMW cared even less about you 335d racer wannabes.

Not that I don't like 335d, the wife refused to get near a diesel pump. I am only pointing out a fact.

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Ya gotta do more with less there, but CUE's a big step in that direction.
Tho I didn't like reading "CUE needs to be faster" in a Cons category of an early review. Just imagine the distraction it will be to try to perform an action, then nothing happens, and god forbid someone one keeps staring @ the screen -- or looks away, and back, and again -- until seeing that action trigger and complete. I tell you if any delay in the system's reaction is beyond only a few dozen milliseconds of delay, in this rising age of "anti-distracted driving legislation" I can see this thing becoming the poster child for a legislator trying to make a name for his or her self.

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Ok, you obviously don't understand what BJ and we are talking about at all.

BTW BMW cared even less about you 335d racer wannabes.

Not that I don't like 335d, the wife refused to get near a diesel pump. I am only pointing out a fact.
Whao! This is how diesel gets drag into the thread. Thanks for listening to the wife.
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Mom's we kids I get. Mom's without kids I don't get...
Some like mon with kid & some prefers mon with kid(s).
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