Last post on May 30, 2007 at 9:05 PM
You are in the Sedans
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BMW 3 Series, BMW 5 Series, BMW 7 Series
#426 of 729 Re: Four-piston brakes... [xkss]
Feb 28, 2005 (5:40 am)
Well, you know what they say about opinions. Anyway, of course you have a right to post here and have your own opinion. I just question what would motivate someone to post about cars they hate rather than cars they like. I'm sure that your postings really mean very little to BWM though in terms of what direction they are going in as a company, but if you feel it's some kind of crusade you're on, by all means, continue. The fact is BMW is no longer the small niche car maker they once were, and they aren't because of the success they have achieved. I ask you this, I have a 2004 545 and it has 9000 miles on it. Now, who has a more qualified opinion on the build quality and overall satisfaction that the car offers? The person who's driven the car for that long or a person that has read about it in a magazine and may have test driven it for about 15 minutes? Like it or not, the true testament of how good a car is is how it's owners feel about it. If you read postings here from people that own the new 5 you'll find that nearly all of them love them.
#428 of 729 Re: Four-piston brakes... [rich545]
Mar 03, 2005 (6:06 pm)
BMW sales may be up now, but I don't think they can sustain this in the long run with cartoon bodies on the 5 and 7 series, and the I-drive which forces owners to plow through menus to do simple tasks when they could be paying attention to driving the vehicle.
As XMF says, BMW is passing through a wacky period.
#429 of 729 Re: Four-piston brakes... [99zero]
Mar 04, 2005 (2:22 am)
Honestly, I can assure that the i-Drive in the new 5 Series is not bad but, in fact, very useful and undisturbing. (I have lived with it for a year now.)
#430 of 729 I have to agree with rich545 and jlbl
Mar 12, 2005 (1:01 am)
I am new in this forum. Here's my 2 cents: I bought a new 2004 530i last May for its look!
The first time I considered buying a BMW 5 series was in 2001, but I hated the look of the old E39. I love my Audis, but when I saw the new E60 last year, I had to have one. 7000 miles later, I still love it like the day I picked it up from the dealer, and the I-drive is fun too. I must admit, I don't fool around with it when I drive; I preset everything before I get on the road.
I wonder the people who criticize the I-dirve are the ones who have it, or the ones who just read about it.
#431 of 729 Re: I have to agree with rich545 and jlbl [kying]
Mar 13, 2005 (9:47 am)
Bingo. Right on. The ones that criticize i-drive are the ones that read about it in C&D.
#432 of 729 Separated at birth?
Mar 15, 2005 (5:23 pm)
Is it just me or does the re-designed trunk of the '06 7 series, just announced with breathless press releases by BMW, look a lot like the back end of a Ford Taurus when they had a squared-off trunk?
It's a definite improvement from the first edition of the Bangle-designed 7, but still a disappointment.
#433 of 729 Re: Separated at birth? [pfolk]
Mar 16, 2005 (12:52 pm)
Nah. Looks great. GIMME! GIMME! ME WANT!
#434 of 729 Re: Separated at birth? [pfolk]
Mar 16, 2005 (2:04 pm)
I thought the BMW boys would stick a good looking rump on the re-designed 7 series. But the new rump is just as ugly as the original Bangle bungle.
Maybe the awkward design of the 7s rear end made it too difficult to execute a good looking posterior without major surgery.
#435 of 729 LOOKs Vs technology
Mar 17, 2005 (12:21 pm)
what is more important looks or substance? to me the new BMW 7 series does not look all that bad in fact I know in time the new look will grow on me, but what's important to me is comfort, reliability and power. I think, the new 7 has it all. I just wonder about the iDrive improvement. I have a 7 and i can't see how will they improve it. From the pics it look the same to me!!!