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Old 11-25-2019, 07:01 PM
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Hobie dog - You and I could start a E89 fan club
I want in too!
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Old 11-25-2019, 08:02 PM
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Okay we are 3 enthusiasts
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Old 11-26-2019, 08:53 PM
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I love my E89 3.0 stick. It is a driver's car. Step out of it and look back as you walk away and you will be proud to own it. LL Z4.
I love this comment of yours, @scootr. I don't think there's ever a time when I drive it that I don't give a quick (or longer) look back after I've parked it. Even in my own garage. Of course - as we've all no doubt experienced - it's a car that prompts people to compliment in public. Happened to me 3 times in the past 2 days! It is such a classic design and also soft and sensuous; something the G29 sorely lacks. I get it, the G29 will outperform our E89s and they have up-to-date tech goodies, but it's nowhere near an equal trade off.

This change is not limited to the Z4; the entirety of the BMW lineup is pretty homely right now. I'm not sure why they decided to super-size the kidney grilles, but it's gotten out of hand. I understand that automakers have to keep making incremental changes (mechanical, technical, aesthetic) to keep people buying new cars, but it's mystifying to take such a classically beautiful design like the E89 and coarsen it. But for those who love the G29, right on, to each his own.
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Old 11-27-2019, 05:01 AM
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The epitome of poor auto design was the new Tesla cybertruck
If this is the future of car design I see nothing but old cars in my future.
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Old 11-27-2019, 08:37 AM
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The epitome of poor auto design was the new Tesla cybertruck
If this is the future of car design I see nothing but old cars in my future.
They might've designed the cybertruck for shock value. I'm sure they know that pickup truck fans want their vehicles to "look like pickup trucks", and may change the design soon.
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Old 11-27-2019, 09:09 AM
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If so - job well done
I'm shocked anybody would think that design had any value whatsoever. A 5 yr old with a ruler and pen could have drawn that. Or maybe it's designed using a Lego set
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Old 11-27-2019, 02:55 PM
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They might've designed the cybertruck for shock value. I'm sure they know that pickup truck fans want their vehicles to "look like pickup trucks", and may change the design soon.
I agree. Just like any concept vehicle, what's at the auto show is typically more radical than what makes it into production. The production version likely will be significantly divergent from the standard pickup mold, but you can't totally alienate the target buyer.

That said, they've already taken 250,000 (!) pre-orders based on this preview. Granted, the cost of a pre-order is only $100 and a lot won't follow through, but why just shell out a hundred bucks for no reason?
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Old 11-27-2019, 03:53 PM
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I agree. Just like any concept vehicle, what's at the auto show is typically more radical than what makes it into production. The production version likely will be significantly divergent from the standard pickup mold, but you can't totally alienate the target buyer.

That said, they've already taken 250,000 (!) pre-orders based on this preview. Granted, the cost of a pre-order is only $100 and a lot won't follow through, but why just shell out a hundred bucks for no reason?
I read the deposit is 100% refundable... so maybe stockholders just bumping the value of stock?
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Old 11-30-2019, 11:46 AM
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LOL! At some point Tesla actually has to make money!!!
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When I want to drive a stick I take out a real sports car or my truck Think all the "if its not a stick its not a real drivers sports car" is just a lot of ego tickling.
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When I want to drive a stick I take out a real sports car or my truck<img src="http://s1.bimmerfest.com/forums/images/smilies/bluebiggrin.gif" border="0" alt="" title="Big Grin" class="inlineimg" />title="Big Grin" class="inlineimg" /> Think all the "if its not a stick its not a real drivers sports car" is just a lot of ego tickling.
Nah, it's just a poser car, a lot like the new Corvette. In this case, The new Vette is a better bet outside of the manual fail. It costs less and provides more everything. 490hp, right out the gate....base model....buuuutttt, no manual either for the C8 Corvette. Lame

That thing has a definite presence but, it's a lame Corvette at the end of the day. Fodder for an old guy wiyh a belly, ponytail, earring, ....[insert sleazy old middle age man trope].

I saw some woman with a new z4 and her whole presence was laughable. Totally had the car because it was a "cute" fashion accessory.

Drivers car? No. 100% Poser car.... a 911 is still a true driver's car.... these new breeds are lame. The e85/86 Z4M was the last beastly Z4.
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