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It all makes sense if you think the 3 series is an "executive car." Really? Is that the best name they could come up with?

What a 2 series is, a "secretary car?"

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Old 01-11-2013, 09:15 AM
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It all makes sense if you think the 3 series is an "junior executive car." Really? Is that the best name they could come up with?

What a 2 series is, a "secretary car?"
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I don't really see a 3 Series being an executive car. It is a nice car, however. Possibly it remains as what used to be referred to as a "Yuppie" car.
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What a 2 series is, a "secretary car?"
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I don't really see a 3 Series being an executive car. It is a nice car, however. Possibly it remains as what used to be referred to as a "Yuppie" car.
Data?

I'm a Sr Executive at my company and I'm about to close a deal on a 335.

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Old 01-11-2013, 09:40 AM
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Lexus GS is really nice.
I really like the interior but hate the exterior, from all the reviews it does sound a great drive.
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I really like the interior but hate the exterior, from all the reviews it does sound a great drive.
If GS is a good driver's car, then the new IS should be a better driver's car.
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data?

I'm a sr executive at my company and i'm about to close a deal on a 335.
You are either the 2% or 98%.

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If GS is a good driver's car, then the new IS should be a better driver's car.
That one looks even worse than the GS from the pics of the IS F-Sport I have seen, but I bet you're right it will be a good driver's car.
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i guess.

". . . "bourgeois" also describes the consumerist style of life derived from the ownership of capital and real property. "
Also known as the first world in today's economy.
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Data?

I'm a Sr Executive at my company and I'm about to close a deal on a 335.
Data for what? IMO, it's not a car that a typical "senior executive" would aspire to driving, but maybe this is the new normal after the 2008 economic recession?

An executive car typically would have more room inside. Back in the 1970's and 1980's, it was the Cadillac sedans, Lincolns, and etc. In the 1990's and 2000's it was the S Series Mercedes and 7 Series BMWs, etc. You need more comfortable room inside to travel with other executives and clients, etc. A Suburban or Cadillac Escalade makes a much better executive car than a 3 Series BMW.
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The popular executive choices here are a BMW 7, Audi A8 and Porsche Cayenne - leaving out the toy cars and helicopter.
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Data for what? IMO, it's not a car that a typical "senior executive" would aspire to driving, but maybe this is the new normal after the 2008 economic recession?

An executive car typically would have more room inside. Back in the 1970's and 1980's, it was the Cadillac sedans, Lincolns, and etc. In the 1990's and 2000's it was the S Series Mercedes and 7 Series BMWs, etc. You need more comfortable room inside to travel with other executives and clients, etc. A Suburban or Cadillac Escalade makes a much better executive car than a 3 Series BMW.
I work at the HQ for one of the biggest corporations in America. Every day, I drive right past the "officers" parking garage, and see which cars are pulling in. For BMWs, I have seen new F01, F10 (M-sport) and even a 550i GT. Never do I see a 3er, nor do I expect to.

However, we do have plenty of 328i E90 in the commoner's garage where I park
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I work at the HQ for one of the biggest corporations in America. Every day, I drive right past the "officers" parking garage, and see which cars are pulling in. For BMWs, I have seen new F01, F10 (M-sport) and even a 550i GT. Never do I see a 3er, nor do I expect to.

However, we do have plenty of 328i E90 in the commoner's garage where I park
So "secretary car" would be more fitting than "executive car." Not that either is a good name for the 3.
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So "secretary car" would be more fitting than "executive car." Not that either is a good name for the 3.
Aspiring Executive Car

Nothing wrong with that. Everyone has to start somewhere, and work hard and smart with great aspirations.
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Aspiring Executive Car

Nothing wrong with that. Everyone has to start somewhere, and work hard and smart with great aspirations.
I think Audi is more fitted for that description.
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I work at the HQ for one of the biggest corporations in America. Every day, I drive right past the "officers" parking garage, and see which cars are pulling in. For BMWs, I have seen new F01, F10 (M-sport) and even a 550i GT. Never do I see a 3er, nor do I expect to.

However, we do have plenty of 328i E90 in the commoner's garage where I park
I have people on my staff that have an M3 and a 550. I'm ordering a 335. My peers where I work drive all sorts of things. BMW 7s, Porsches, Mercedes, there is one with a vette.. The lady execs seem to like the Lexus and Acura SUVs. One guy has a Buick, and another has a Honda Accord Hyrbrid believe it or not...
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Where I work the guy in charge drives a BMW.

So does the guy who takes out the trash at the end of the day.

Oh wait, both those guys are me!

I would call a BMW an Executive Janitor's car.

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So does the guy who takes out the trash at the end of the day.

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I would call a BMW an Executive Janitor's car.

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The chief executive in you drives the 7 Series and the grunt side drives the 3 Series.
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That sounds kinda discriminatory!
Not unless I called the F30 bloated executive...ok never mind, I did use that word.
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Data?

I'm a Sr Executive at my company and I'm about to close a deal on a 335.
I'm a Senior Executive too, and many of my other executive buddies in our executive parking spots drive 3 Series. C's and Audi's too.

This misnomer that the "bigger more expensive car" is the better car is straight out of 1982. Today, you buy the brand you love in the size you need. No prizes for buying a Ralph Lauren Polo Shirt XXXXL if you are actually a M. They cost the same thing, just different sizes.

Same thing for BMW. You want a BMW sedan. You pick the size that's right for your family. You pay what you can afford to get as many options onto that form factor as you can. If I needed the space that a 7 Series or a 5 Series offers, I'd have bought one. If I had a small family, I'd look at the 1 Series or the Roadster. The 3 Series fits me perfectly. Not too big, not too small.

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I'm a Senior Executive too, and many of my other executive buddies in our executive parking spots drive 3 Series. C's and Audi's too.
Quite normal at 50 employees companies.
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Quite normal at 50 employees companies.
43,000 but who's counting.

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43,000 but who's counting.

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Then your boss must be a senior senior senior senior senior-something.

PS: I also have a "senior" word in my formal position title.

Some people are just full of it.
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Then your boss must be a senior senior senior senior senior-something.

PS: I also have a "senior" word in my formal position title.

Some people are just full of it.
Yes, I think some companies get carried away handing out the executive titles just like the banks used to do. Too many empty suits with meaningless titles.

People used to aspire to greater things and not settle for the average. Cars like the 7 Series BMW were, and are designed for those who have reached the executive level lifestyle.
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