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View Poll Results: Worst Design by BMW
E36 Compact 25 16.03%
E46 Compact 72 46.15%
E87 (had to be included) 10 6.41%
E36 Z3 29 18.59%
Other 20 12.82%
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Old 05-03-2008, 09:08 AM   #21
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^ is the best designed 7 imo
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Old 05-03-2008, 09:14 AM   #22
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screw this... e36 Z3 IMO is very unappealing to me in most any form.................... Most is the key word
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Old 05-03-2008, 09:20 AM   #23
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^ is the best designed 7 imo
it's a personal preference
The rear side is not the best that BMW could come with
the e65 is much better IMO
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Old 05-03-2008, 09:58 AM   #24
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it would be better to post all BMW models

yeahh ill take one of his
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Old 05-03-2008, 10:13 AM   #25
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i personally think, out of what we got in america, the entire E30 lineup besides the E30 M3 is the worst. a 70s car made in the 80s, its terrible.
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Old 05-03-2008, 10:35 AM   #26
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this thread kina blows, e46 compact is so nasty tho but all the rest are great
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Old 05-05-2008, 10:15 PM   #27
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Z3 was considered a sexy design for the day and I still think its a great looking car, only thing is its a little girly if its not a M.

I would have to say the E60 is the ugliest, although I don't have it especially when it's a M5.
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Old 05-14-2008, 06:22 PM   #28
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thats a very crappy pic of a basic e46 compact - it looks much better in msport 2 guise:

I have only had positive comments about my car and it turns alot of heads as most people are not sure what it is.
3 series coupes are extremley common over here and I just fancied something different

(this is not my car btw, but mine is exactly the same)














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Old 05-18-2008, 01:00 PM   #29
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i personally think, out of what we got in america, the entire E30 lineup besides the E30 M3 is the worst. a 70s car made in the 80s, its terrible.
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I vote 2002 touring. I have always liked the E46 compact. But then again I like the "different" cars.
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Old 05-26-2008, 03:44 AM   #32
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The E87 looks like it's staring at you... Or a fat fish that you just squeezed and it's eyes are poping out...
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thats a very crappy pic of a basic e46 compact - it looks much better in msport 2 guise:

I have only had positive comments about my car and it turns alot of heads as most people are not sure what it is.
3 series coupes are extremley common over here and I just fancied something different

(this is not my car btw, but mine is exactly the same)













sorry, that thing is hideous. but now i see where the Z4 got its taillights, obviously they didn't work as headlights for the e46 compact.
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I completley agree its not to everyones taste - but thats why I like it. Its also a hatch so I can fit my mountain bike in the back - could not do this in a coupe!

The 1 series was a bangle step to far however:

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I completley agree its not to everyones taste - but thats why I like it. Its also a hatch so I can fit my mountain bike in the back - could not do this in a coupe!

The 1 series was a bangle step to far however:

did the seats not fold down in the coupe? mine do, and i've fit MUCH larger things than a mountain bike in the back of my car, like a stand up delta drill press and a bandsaw and stand, in the same trip. you'd never fit that stuff in a compact.
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the only thing good about the 87 is the twin turbo engine on the top the line model.
e30's =

e46 compact is fugly

z3 = not bad

e36 = i wouldn't buy but, not the worst.
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the Z3 came out and was HOT. Waiting list James Bond style. I dono what you're talkin about...
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the Z3 came out and was HOT. Waiting list James Bond style. I dono what you're talkin about...
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you left out the 6 series. i think that POS is ugly as sh!t
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