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Old 12-31-2005, 07:14 AM   #1
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Are there no tourings in this forum ?

Hi,
iīm a german touring driver and i wonder that i didnīt see yet any tourings - why ?
Donīt you like them ?
In Germany theres nerly 50/50 between touring and sedan.
Heres the link to my touring.
http://www.bmw-syndikat.de/bmwsyndik...orum_Title=E46

so tell me plaese what you think about my car and generally about tourings.
Always a good drive and a happy new year !!!!!!
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Old 12-31-2005, 07:18 AM   #2
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Nice car
Wagons(touring) are not big in North America, most people move up to a SUV instead of a wagon
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Old 12-31-2005, 07:28 AM   #3
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Thanks.
I like the bmw wagons very much, especially the new 5 series.
I just added the rims, other bulbs and another radio with navigation to my car. From the extras its nearly complete.
I get really tears in my eyes when i see some of your cars in N.A. Our police would stop these cars immediately ;-)
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Old 12-31-2005, 07:46 AM   #4
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You'll find a small but vocal community of touring owners on this and other sites....I imagine some of them will be checking in on this post soon. I love the touring because it's functional and unique - even in a BMW saturated town like Dallas, a wagon is a rare site. Is it really 50/50 in Germany? I wonder how many more would be sold here if there was a 3.0 or diesel option?
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Old 12-31-2005, 07:55 AM   #5
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RE: touring

here's mine...
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Old 12-31-2005, 08:49 AM   #6
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Hi,
i***180;m a german touring driver and i wonder that i didn***180;t see yet any tourings - why ?
Don***180;t you like them ?
In Germany theres nerly 50/50 between touring and sedan.
Heres the link to my touring.
http://www.bmw-syndikat.de/bmwsyndik...orum_Title=E46

so tell me plaese what you think about my car and generally about tourings.
Always a good drive and a happy new year !!!!!!
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I almost bought a 540 wagon but just couldnt do it. Americans are a little too concerned with looks over practicality. Just look at my fleet below; a vechicle for every need. lol.

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Old 12-31-2005, 11:24 AM   #7
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I get really tears in my eyes when i see some of your cars in N.A. Our police would stop these cars immediately ;-)
Wat r u referring to? The way we mod our cars? There're some pretty nasty eurotrash modding going on in Germany too u know...
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Old 12-31-2005, 12:11 PM   #8
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Old 12-31-2005, 12:52 PM   #9
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Hi,
iīm a german touring driver and i wonder that i didnīt see yet any tourings - why ?
Donīt you like them ?
In Germany theres nerly 50/50 between touring and sedan.
Heres the link to my touring.
http://www.bmw-syndikat.de/bmwsyndik...orum_Title=E46

so tell me plaese what you think about my car and generally about tourings.
Always a good drive and a happy new year !!!!!!
Happy New Year!
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Old 12-31-2005, 12:54 PM   #10
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Old 12-31-2005, 01:20 PM   #11
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your answer can be ascertained from the following sentiment:

if I for a new york minute ever felt that my ///M warranted the descriptive term "bundle of joy" id kick my own ass


it seems %wise (i doint have stats - just a feeling) most US owners arent turned on by the whole wagon thing . . . not to say the tourings posted aren't nice cars!
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Old 12-31-2005, 01:37 PM   #12
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Hi,
iīm a german touring driver and i wonder that i didnīt see yet any tourings - why ?
Donīt you like them ?
In Germany theres nerly 50/50 between touring and sedan.
Heres the link to my touring.
http://www.bmw-syndikat.de/bmwsyndik...orum_Title=E46

so tell me plaese what you think about my car and generally about tourings.
Always a good drive and a happy new year !!!!!!


Dein auto ist sehr schon. Haben sie ein flugschein? Mein Deutsch ist nicht so gut ...ich hab vor zwei jahren studieren an der universität vor chemie und mein medizinstudium. Ein gutes neues Jahr!
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Old 12-31-2005, 02:47 PM   #13
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Not to offend... but it is no suprise they aren't popular in the US because they are very ugly.
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Old 12-31-2005, 03:06 PM   #14
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Nice tourings. I'd consider getting a wagon, but the wife wants an SUV.
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Old 12-31-2005, 03:19 PM   #15
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We're just quiet

Actually, we are *very* outnumbered, but as you've seen, there are a few. As another poster commented, people tend to get SUVs rather than wagons in America, and BMW actually doesn't send many wagons here. Maybe that will change with gas prices so high for us these days.

I just bought a certified pre-owned 325xiT about a month ago. Once I decided the xiT is the car I wanted (I originally wanted an X3), it took a while to find a nice one in the right color with low miles (and seemingly impossible to find with a standard).

Several photos of mine here, but it's bone stock, so not very exciting:

http://homepage.mac.com/mike.thomas/PhotoAlbum16.html

Mine is a daily driver, so I probably won't mod much - probably will just get bigger (17") wheels and summer tires next spring (and keep the 16ers for winter tires), and maybe do clear corners and speaker upgrades.

Someone mentioned that Americans are into looks over practicality, but I love the looks AND the practicality of my car. I agree with another that the car may sell better with a 3.0 liter. I sure wish mine had one :-\
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Old 12-31-2005, 04:23 PM   #17
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Thanks.
I like the bmw wagons very much, especially the new 5 series.
I just added the rims, other bulbs and another radio with navigation to my car. From the extras its nearly complete.
I get really tears in my eyes when i see some of your cars in N.A. Our police would stop these cars immediately ;-)
good for you that you like the wagon.
The new 5er wagon, is not that ugly, but most people in the States rather pick SUV than choosing a wagon.

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Old 12-31-2005, 04:28 PM   #18
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Not to offend... but it is no surprise they aren't popular in the US because they are very ugly.
I would rather have a wagon then a sedan
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Old 12-31-2005, 05:18 PM   #20
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