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You are in the Sedans
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BMW 3 Series, BMW 5 Series, BMW 7 Series
#680 of 729 Re: Bangle Should [hpowders]
Jan 30, 2006 (7:18 am)
>"They remind me of the irresistibly sexy and exotic Egyptian goddess, Isis."
In other words, feminine.
#681 of 729 Re: Bangle Should [bdkinnh]
Jan 30, 2006 (7:31 am)
In the same way you can call the eyes of a sleek female cheetah or panther feminine.
Another similarity among the cheetah, panther and my 545:
Look, but don't touch!
#682 of 729 The E60 has grown on me...
Jan 31, 2006 (12:17 am)
In 2003 I rushed to buy an E39 after I saw the pictures of the E60. After a few years and a lot more cars on the road, the E60 has grown on me. It looks different from everything else out there. Now many other car makers are following the Bangle line. The new Lexus LS flagship looks so much like the E65. Though I love the classic lines of the E39, and the E38, my stable currently has the E65 and the E85. I have an E60 on order. These Bangle designs will never be classics like the E39/E38s. However they mark a new era in body styling which now seems to be catching on.
#683 of 729 Re: The E60 has grown on me... [vsaxena]
Jan 31, 2006 (5:52 am)
At least BMW had the courage not to give us the "same old, same old!"
My E60 545 always draws looks-it's sexy, bold, aggressive and looks like it's built for speed.
A nice stable indeed!
#684 of 729 The Sales Figures Don't Lie!
Feb 01, 2006 (4:17 pm)
Yup! Sales of the Bangle 5 series are up a whopping 42.8% since January 2005.
Shows there are a lot of folks out there who appreciate the bold, aggressive and sexy styling of the great and incomparable E60!
#685 of 729 Re: The Sales Figures Don't Lie! [hpowders]
Feb 08, 2006 (10:50 am)
Right on, hpowders! I am back to say that over the past six months of 2006 530xi ownership I am twice as glad today that I chose the feline, athletic, and graceful 5 over the Infinti M! Every time I walk up to my 5 I am more excited about getting into it, and every time I see an Infiniti M on the road I am more glad that I chose the 5. I guess the market is proving that the design of the 5 is growing on people over time, while the M design is already losing its initial appeal and appearing generic.
#686 of 729 Re: The Sales Figures Don't Lie! [hpowders]
Feb 08, 2006 (1:19 pm)
>"Shows there are a lot of folks out there who appreciate the bold, aggressive and sexy styling of the great and incomparable E60!"
Ummm... no, it doesn't. It shows that 42.8% more people bought the Bangle 5 since January 2005.
If you're in the market for a car, and you're a BMW fan, what else could you drive? Would a BMW lover be happy in an Audi? An Infiniti?
I'm sure there are many people that bought the Bangle 5 in spite of the looks - not because of it.
I'm not bashing the looks of the Bangle 5 - really. I'm not a big fan of it, but I've seen worse.
#687 of 729 Re: The Sales Figures Don't Lie! [bdkinnh]
Feb 08, 2006 (2:21 pm)
Honestly, I don't think that the "bought it in spite of its looks" argument really holds water. I just don't happen to believe that there are that many people willing to plop down that much money ona car they can't stand to look at. I know I didn't. Given that most 5 Series buyers get the 530 and 525 I would say that performance, while important to them, is not the only deciding factor in the purchase decision. I don't know how you go about buying cars, but I look at the whole package. And yes, I do think that if BMW fans did not like a current design they would buy an Audi, Mercedes, Infiniti, etc. In fact, we've all seen this happen with so-called BWM purists that hate the new designs. They are either sticking with their older cars or jumping ship. The fact is, the new 5 attracted a lot of buyers that would not have bought a BMW before. Obviously, lease incentives helped as well. Generally though, the sales success of the E60 does indicate people like it. Certainly no one I know buys cars this expensive if they don't like the way the cars look. You can't on one hand say that people buy BMW's for status, and then on the other hand say that people bought the E60 in spite of its looks (I know you didn't say that, but many others here have). How much status does an ugly car provide after all?
Feb 08, 2006 (3:11 pm)
Come on Folks!
I too am so tired of the stupid position that people will buy a BMW for $50,000- $60,000 despite the fact they view it as "ugly."
I have a 545 and there is no way I would have leased this vehicle if I felt it was ugly and it would embarrass me.
I would have looked at the 330i if I did, or the Infiniti M45.
People are greatly influenced by style and whether you can or cannot accept this, well, that's YOUR problem!
Sales of the 5 series are up 42.8% even though the buyers perceive the car as ugly?
#689 of 729 Re: The Sales Figures Don't Lie! [freddybb]
Feb 08, 2006 (3:25 pm)
Me too! I swell with pride even though my wallet is shrinking!
Never had a vehicle that causes so many stares and they aren't stares of disgust, they are looks of admiration or envy.
You would see a lot more of them on the road if the price was $10k lower.
Then the folks with the envious stares would be driving the 5 series too.
Anybody out there is free to call the car "ugly." That is your right.
But when sales are up 42.8% in one year, your view is in the underwhelming minority.