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BMW 3 Series Compact (2001)

pocahontaspocahontas Posts: 802
edited March 2014 in BMW
2001 BMW 3-Series Compact. What do you think? Thanks for your comments. ;-)

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  • pocahontaspocahontas Posts: 802

    What do you think? ;-)

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  • Alway's really, really liked the ti. Almost, almost bought an E36 318ti in 1998. Roundel says it won't come to the US. Das is schade. Translation, that is a shame.
  • div2div2 Posts: 2,580
    Well, NA also said the E36 Compact wouldn't be brought over. The Compact was a popular car in other markets, but Americans stupidly equate "hatchback" with "cheap car". I bet NA will reconsider if the M-B C230 hatch takes off.
    As for the E46 Compact, I sorta like it. In side profile it looks nearly identical to the old Compact; since I own a 1995 ti, that doesn't bother me one bit ;) That said, it doesn't look as slick or sporty as the M-B. And BMW simply must lose the ricey IS300 style tail lights. ECCHHHH!!! The interior looks pretty nice, though I prefer the simple and functional "BMW Traditional" layout of my car. Would I buy one? Maybe. A sub-35K M Compact would be difficult for me to resist. Only PLEASE fix those hideous rear lights.
  • occupant1occupant1 Posts: 412
    I will give kudos to one thing on the taillights, unlike most of the import-racer wannabe taillight kits, at least these Toyota Altezza/Lexus IS copies have amber turn signal lenses. Nice car, plenty of cargo room, sounds good to me, except it is about $20,000 more than I'll ever be able to spend on a car.
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