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  • robr2robr2 BostonPosts: 8,450
    3 series Gran Turismo
  • ateixeiraateixeira Posts: 72,587
    BMW Crosstour. ;)
  • qbrozenqbrozen Posts: 18,278
    BMW just needs to stop. Horrible, horrible, horrible. Taking away the wagons and giving us these nasty looking things turns my stomach.

    The only thing I'm currently looking forward to is the 2-series, although changes are it will be overweight.

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  • ateixeiraateixeira Posts: 72,587
    And the 5 GT is not even selling well.

    The X6 did so that probably emboldened them.
  • qbrozenqbrozen Posts: 18,278
    edited February 2013
    And the odd thing (to me, at least) is that the 5GT looks slightly better than the 6. Personally, I think the x6 should be considered one of the ugliest vehicles of all time. Right there with a Pacer. I think the Aztek was inoffensive in comparison.

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  • uplanderguyuplanderguy Kent, OHPosts: 8,076
    Now that I think about it, I say Datsun 1200 or....was there a 1600?
  • fintailfintail Posts: 35,312
    I think the 1600 was the roadster. Car in the pic looks like a 2 door, which I recall once seeing as a 1200.
  • uplanderguyuplanderguy Kent, OHPosts: 8,076
    3 series Gran Turismo

    For a second I was excited, thinking there was a photo of a Studebaker here. ;)
  • fintailfintail Posts: 35,312
    BMW now has an old Mopar name "Gran Coupe" and an old Stude name "Gran Turismo". Funny.
  • Mr_ShiftrightMr_Shiftright CaliforniaPosts: 47,132
    Gran Turismo is a term taken from the great Italian cars. I think it really meant a car you could race with competitively and then drive home in comfort.

    It really makes little sense with 60s American cars but "GT" is a sexy marketing term, so hey, why not?

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  • lemkolemko Posts: 15,274
    My 1968 Buick Special Deluxe had a Sonomatic radio with the letters BUICK spelled-out on the five station selector buttons.
  • uplanderguyuplanderguy Kent, OHPosts: 8,076
    Right. GTO stood for "Gran Turismo Omalagato".
  • stickguystickguy Posts: 17,040
    yes, it is a 1971 Datsun 1200. reportedly having been stored in a barn since the 1980s until recently being pulled back out into the world.

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  • kyfdxkyfdx Posts: 35,126
    I actually think the 3-Series GT looks good.. Lines flow a lot better than the dowdy looking 5-Series GT...

    Nothing wrong with a 4-door hatchback..

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  • andys120andys120 Loudon NHPosts: 16,939

    Nothing wrong with a 4-door hatchback..


    I quite agree (having owned three five door Saabs) but most of our fellow Americans do not like them. As for the 3-er GT, I'll reserve judgement til I see one, It could be quite nice in the right color.

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  • ateixeiraateixeira Posts: 72,587
    It's longer than the wagon was, too. Weird.
  • Mr_ShiftrightMr_Shiftright CaliforniaPosts: 47,132
    image

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  • stevedebistevedebi LAPosts: 3,901
    I suppose that is what Barney drives (Fred has the car we all remember).
  • boomchekboomchek Vancouver, BC, CanadaPosts: 5,288
    Service parking from my previous workplace:

    image

    2007 BMW 328i Sports Pkg

  • ateixeiraateixeira Posts: 72,587
    edited February 2013
    C6, F430, F430 Spyder.

    Do they use Spyder or Spider?

    599 on the left.

    I wish I worked there!
  • boomchekboomchek Vancouver, BC, CanadaPosts: 5,288
    It's spider. I never knew why they use that term. :confuse:

    Any guesses on the cars in the back?

    2007 BMW 328i Sports Pkg

  • tmarttmart Spring, TXPosts: 1,043
    Do you mean the out of placed Corvette? Or should I say out classed?
  • boomchekboomchek Vancouver, BC, CanadaPosts: 5,288
    Yeah, that was a trade in. We kept it for a few weeks and then wholesaled it.

    2007 BMW 328i Sports Pkg

  • ateixeiraateixeira Posts: 72,587
    599?
  • boomchekboomchek Vancouver, BC, CanadaPosts: 5,288
    No, not a 599

    2007 BMW 328i Sports Pkg

  • stickguystickguy Posts: 17,040
    GTO?

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  • boomchekboomchek Vancouver, BC, CanadaPosts: 5,288
    nope not a GTO (which is based off the 599).

    2007 BMW 328i Sports Pkg

  • explorerx4explorerx4 Central CTPosts: 10,266
    How about a 458?
  • boomchekboomchek Vancouver, BC, CanadaPosts: 5,288
    Yup the one in the far back corner by the car elevator is a 458.

    Any guesses on the red one :P Ok, on the far left red one by the street?

    2007 BMW 328i Sports Pkg

  • Mr_ShiftrightMr_Shiftright CaliforniaPosts: 47,132
    Actually no one knows for certain where the term "spider" comes from, other than that it originates from horse carriage terminology---but no one knows why they called horse carriages that either.

    My theory is that a "spider" horse carriage was configured to have the driver riding on a shelf at the back of the carriage, and that this is how actual creepy crawly spiders carry their young. :P

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