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Old 03-02-2009, 02:32 AM   #81
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Old 03-02-2009, 02:35 AM   #82
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What's so confusing about what I said? BMW did not have anything to do with that image. It's an artist's opinion of what the car may look like. Is that clearer?
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Old 03-02-2009, 03:10 AM   #83
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Yea my bad I didnt mean a concept I meant I didnt like the actual look of that design
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Old 03-02-2009, 03:13 AM   #84
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Old 03-10-2009, 11:18 AM   #85
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I wrote to BMW about how we feel victorious. It's the change we've been waiting for. I like my 00 323i styling. It's go more umph than than new Bangle crap floating out there. Probably his wife designed it for him.
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Old 03-10-2009, 02:03 PM   #86
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I think they are pics of the 2012 3 series somewhere online. It actually looks beefy and much like the new design Z4.

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Isn't that the cl car?

The tail lights look shopped or painted too

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Old 03-10-2009, 11:02 PM   #87
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Isn't that the cl car?

The tail lights look shopped or painted too
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Old 03-11-2009, 10:25 AM   #88
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What the hell is that. Did they get them made in china? I've always had a bimmer but BMW lost my interest in their newer designs

Hyundia Genesis is one heck of a car. I test drove it. Handles like a champ and super fast better than a bimmer 7 series. I was thinking BMW but unless they fix the design I'm going with the Genesis for now.
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Old 03-12-2009, 11:28 AM   #89
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which him the best on his next projects in the future, but its time for bmw to move forward...
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Old 03-12-2009, 03:03 PM   #90
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I was happy that jerk Bangle was gone and wrote to BMW.

Finally! It's about time Bangle got the boot. He lost his marbles, came up with stupid designs and idea. We are serious BMW enthusiast and want the to be heard.
1. We want the dip stick back.
2. Window controls back in the center.
3. Total redesign with macularity and styling that is appealing to the eyes.
Please throw all the Bangle designs and concepts out the door and start from scratch with the new guy. Throw away the deisel. What a piece of crap and waste of engeering talent. The new guy puts hope back in BMW and us.

Here' the response from BMW:

Dear Emeren Dsouza:

Thank you for contacting BMW of North America, LLC regarding our vehicle design group. We value our customers' input, and your comments will be directed to the appropriate department for review and consideration. Newer developments reflecting the wishes and needs of our customers continue to evolve. For decades, we have created cars and services delivering superior safety, quality, and value to our customers.
BMW is attuned and responsive to the sentiments of our customer. We are pleased to count you as a member of our family and appreciate your remarks. If you have any further questions, please respond to this e-mail or contact the Customer Relations and Services Department at 1-800-831-1117, Monday through Friday from 9:00 A.M. to 9:00 P.M., Eastern Standard Time. Again, thank you for contacting BMW.

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Old 03-12-2009, 03:03 PM   #91
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Laurie -

Thank you for hearing me out. I am trying to be the voice of thousands of BMW fans who are very angry right now with the current designs and extermely bad service offered by BMW delearships. I think the company is moving in the right direction in terms of design but what about quality service? I understand these are independent BMW delearships but they are referred to as 'stealerships'. They are extremely high priced and provide false diagnostics and repairs. I will give you a perfect example:

I am not a BMW mechanic but I know enough to do all the repairs on my BMW. While my car was under warranty the dealer tried to perform repair on my car that I Knew 100% I did not need. He said and I quote "Don't worry, we will stick it to BMW". I refused to take part in this conspiracy. They do repairs on cars that come in under warranty and slap BMW a huge bill in false diagnostics and repairs. If you are wondering why BMW sales and profits have declined then there's your answer. The trust and quality no longer exists. Once the BMW name is smuged every car manufacturer in the world will attack it. You need to act on it now not later and fix the problem at the root. I think you should suprise audit the independent dealers every few months to make sure BMW is not getting a bad rep.

I want a new BMW but not any of the current designs. You should snoop around on the many bmw online forums to see what people have to say. Hopefully you can relay some of our requests back to the engineers and fix the problems that exists for many-many years for example, the stupid secondary air pump. Whoever came up with that should be taken off the team. We refer to it as a duct-taped solution for a major flaw in BMW engineering and it is sad that till today BMW engineers have not shown any interest in fixing this flaw. That's a shame. This is what I mean by poor quality in design. BMW was well know in taking pride in their designs and the quality they offered. Slowly we see this fade away.

I hope this letter does not get lost in the dust. Everyone out there is looking towards BMW to do the right thing. I want to be heard.

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Everyone should express their concerns like I did. Only then we will be heard.
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Fail! You left out the bit about the 3er losing its driver-centric interior
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Write to them. Hopefully they'll listen.
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Old 04-02-2009, 06:22 AM   #95
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Hooydonk is a horrible designer

So much for good looking BMWs...
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Old 04-13-2009, 10:09 AM   #96
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Okay....now that the Bangle era is over how about concentrating on something positive for a change?
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I thought it was hooydonk that was responsible for most of the designs that people didn't like...? :S
Bangle was the design chief on the E46 too no?

http://www.theautochannel.com/vehicl.../sci/?VEHICLES
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Old 12-29-2009, 01:56 PM   #98
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An interesting follow up article for anyone that wants to read what Chris Bangle is up to -

http://www.carmagazine.co.uk/News/Se...t-he-did-next/

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Old 12-29-2009, 02:35 PM   #99
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