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#10208 of 11433 Re: Spottings... [fintail]
Feb 06, 2013 (10:45 am)
Local used lot has a 2010 550i GT with a claimed full option load, could probably get it for the price of a Crosstour, if big fastbacks are the thing.
There is a local livery company using 535 X Drive Gran Turismo as an airport car. Bet they got an amazing lease rate.
edit - just found a site for the industry that shows BMW had an incentive of $6,000 below invoice on the 535 X GT for livery services. Up to $11,000 was available on 7 series.
#10209 of 11433 Re: Spottings... [anythngbutgm]
Feb 06, 2013 (11:05 am)
Looks like...a Crosstour.
There was supposed to be a "sport wagon" 3er variant for NA.
#10210 of 11433 Re: Spottings... [robr2]
Feb 06, 2013 (11:06 am)
I can believe it. BMW is big on fleets in Germany, can't see why they wouldn't chase the business here too. I bet you could get even more off a GT, even though they are rare, there aren't enough overmonied types with questionable taste to buy them all.
Feb 06, 2013 (2:57 pm)
Questionable taste: taste not in agreement with ones own...........
Just traded a 2010 crosstour for a 2013, not for its looks (though I don't mind being seen in it), but because it does what I want it to do and does it well.
Whats wrong with fastbacks?
#10212 of 11433 Re: Spottings... [hoosiergrandad]
Feb 06, 2013 (3:26 pm)
Oh, I meant the BMW GT - the Crosstour isn't really in bad taste as it doesn't cost 80K, it's just different. Have you seen the BMW GT, or worse, the X6? They aren't exactly pretty.
Fastbacks work when the proportions are right.
#10213 of 11433 Re: Spottings... [hoosiergrandad]
by Stever@Edmunds HOST
Feb 06, 2013 (3:30 pm)
"The Honda Civic Wagon concept, which bears a strong resemblance to the Honda Crosstour, will debut at the 2013 Geneva Auto Show." (link)
#10214 of 11433 Re: Spottings... [steve_]
Feb 06, 2013 (3:47 pm)
Needs a panoramic moonroof, then I would check it out.
#10215 of 11433 Re: Spottings... [steve_]
Feb 06, 2013 (4:10 pm)
Pure vaporware in the US.
#10216 of 11433 Re: Spottings... [tifighter]
by Stever@Edmunds HOST
Feb 06, 2013 (4:22 pm)
Yeah, it would really overlap with the Crosstour.
Saw newer Aveo today. Maybe my third in the wild.
Feb 06, 2013 (5:06 pm)
I'm guessing a Civic wagon would be considerably smaller than my 4100 pounder, and probably wouldn't be offered with 4WD.
Fintail, BMW's of WHATEVER stripe are considered by some to be in questionable taste.....my only point was that I didn't think a fastback was any worse than a "3 box" syle. You're welcome to deplore fastbacks.
Disclaimer: I don't automatically assume a Bimmer driver is a jerk.