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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 10-29-2012, 02:13 PM
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I wonder if the F30 would pass this test since it has gained girth and grown a schnozola?

http://www.autoblog.com/2012/10/25/t...6pLid%3D227181
It has not gained weight, and the "girth" as you call it is minor overall.
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Old 10-29-2012, 02:21 PM
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It has not gained weight, and the "girth" as you call it is minor overall.
But it's nose did grow. Was that from telling lies about losing weight?
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Old 10-29-2012, 02:25 PM
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But it's nose did grow. Was that from telling lies about losing weight?
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To appease the Chinese!
and Houstonians.
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Old 10-29-2012, 03:01 PM
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BJ , off topic but, how are you and Captain Audio surviving Hurricane Sandy ? I know you said you live in Bergen County , and the Captain is right in New York City. Our prayers are with all of you on the East Coast. My brother lives in Newton, a Boston Suburb.
Thanks for asking.

Not a lot of rain but huge wind, trees and branches flying. The F30 is safe inside the garage, the kids are in the basement, have a hotel reservation tomorrow in case we lose power for a extended period.

Appreciate the well-wishes.

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Old 10-29-2012, 03:25 PM
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I wonder what will happen when 3 will be like today's 5, 1 will be like 3. How they'll fill the gap than? With "-1" series?
You got issues with the number 0?

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Thanks for asking.

Not a lot of rain but huge wind, trees and branches flying. The F30 is safe inside the garage, the kids are in the basement, have a hotel reservation tomorrow in case we lose power for a extended period.

Appreciate the well-wishes.

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We are getting clobbered here in McLean VA, I am totally amazed we still have power. My neighborhood's power lines are buried but around us are not. Same as you BJ, cars are in the garage, family in the basement. We never had power be out for more than a few hours so here is to hoping if it goes out it will not last days.
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But it's nose did grow. Was that from telling lies about losing weight?
Depending on how you interpret it, either the nose has grown, or the nose has been punched
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Old 10-29-2012, 04:26 PM
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Thanks for asking.

Not a lot of rain but huge wind, trees and branches flying. The F30 is safe inside the garage, the kids are in the basement, have a hotel reservation tomorrow in case we lose power for a extended period.

Appreciate the well-wishes.

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Stay Safe, sounds like you are in good shape . Watching Fox News , the pictures are just amazing . Keep us informed what's Up !
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BJ , off topic but, how are you and Captain Audio surviving Hurricane Sandy ? I know you said you live in Bergen County , and the Captain is right in New York City. Our prayers are with all of you on the East Coast. My brother lives in Newton, a Boston Suburb.
So far so good. I am in an area of Manhattan that will not be in danger from a storm surge. The cars are safely parked in the garage which is in the basement of the building. I can hear the wind but we have not gotten a lot of rain,

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They needed to sell more cars in Texas. With the great majority of vehicles being big SUV, pick-up trucks, etc., previous 3 series looked like dinky, overpriced and out of place cars. Great move by BMW management! PS - Ex E46 owner!

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Like the new 991 Porsche, I suspect the larger dimension is to accomodate the batteries in the F30 hybrid?
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[QUOTE=windsor027;7164764]You got issues with the number 0?
I thought 0 is an even number. Now I am in doubt. It is no number at all?

For me e90 is a perfect size (and I am not a small person ). F30 is too big. 1 is too small. Growing in size is a negative side of a competition, so they can say mine(BMW ) is bigger than yours (Audi for example ).
I always thought there is no need to grow in size from generation to generation. There are 5 and 7 for those in need.



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I thought that was why BMW offered a 5 Series, for those who wanted more cabin space?

Still true.
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You should without delay purchase a Smart Car.

For smart people, the concerned ones.
Funny, but no. The problem is that it's an arms race. I owned a 2006 Mini CooperS convertible and the car was awesome -- responsive, nimble, and fun! But in the land of SUVs and ~5,000 lb cars, it was a death trap. The Mini was only 2,500 lbs which means in an accident with a 5,000 lb SUV the Mini absorbs 2X the energy. Unfortunately, my decisions are not independent of everyone else's decisions. (Economists call this a negative externality.)
Currently I drive a 2006 X3 and I'll definitely consider a new X1 if it ever comes in manual. My fallback is a VW GTI in a few years. I loved my old E46-generation 330Ci convertible, but living in Seattle with a convertible was kind of silly.

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The F30 is sized more like a family sedan now, it is not longer the sport sedan for the single guy like the old days
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