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      01-30-2020, 02:29 PM   #89
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That's interesting as I haven't seen one in person yet. From photos it looks okay but I wouldn't call it beautiful. That said I also don't find it nearly as ugly as some of the over the top comments in this thread.
The problem isn't really that its super ugly, because it isn't, the problem is more that it has clearly FWD based stubby proportions that don't lend itself well to the design and just looks like every other cheap econobox on sale from Ford Focus, to Chevy Malibu, Honda Civic, etc.

Nothing other than the kidney grills screams "BMW" and even then, some may say the kidney's look more like a Kia grill.




Even a new Mazda 3 is a much more attractive vehicle despite not being a luxury car. Not sure what is going on in BMW's design department right now, but a big change is needed.

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      01-30-2020, 06:05 PM   #90
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I like the design, I think it looks fresh, especially the rear.
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My 128i continues to increase in value....

I showed my 20 year old....

He said "BMW is not making cars for you anymore...."
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      01-30-2020, 08:17 PM   #93
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I like the design, I think it looks fresh, especially the rear.
Fresh turd...
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Fresh turd...
Not really, the real test will be how it sells. If people buy it, then BMW has done their homework.
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Not really, the real test will be how it sells. If people buy it, then BMW has done their homework.
I don't care how well it sells. It's still a turd in my eyes.
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But can you imagine how sweet it will be when the VTEC kicks in?
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      01-31-2020, 01:57 AM   #97
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The problem isn't really that its super ugly, because it isn't, the problem is more that it has clearly FWD based stubby proportions that don't lend itself well to the design and just looks like every other cheap econobox on sale from Ford Focus, to Chevy Malibu, Honda Civic, etc.

Nothing other than the kidney grills screams "BMW" and even then, some may say the kidney's look more like a Kia grill.




Even a new Mazda 3 is a much more attractive vehicle despite not being a luxury car. Not sure what is going on in BMW's design department right now, but a big change is needed.

Posting pictures of the same car in different angles and colors is not going to make it look better!
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BMW's M235 looks like a lowered SUV and the X2 looks like a tall sedan. What's going on here?
The market is pushing manufacturers into building every vehicle into a uniformly drab and uninspiring CUV.

As painful as it is to watch automakers adjust to this trend, I am hopeful these CUVs will continue to fund a few exciting choices for enthusiasts, regardless of brand.
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      01-31-2020, 01:58 PM   #100
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The problem isn't really that its super ugly, because it isn't, the problem is more that it has clearly FWD based stubby proportions that don't lend itself well to the design and just looks like every other cheap econobox on sale from Ford Focus, to Chevy Malibu, Honda Civic, etc.

Nothing other than the kidney grills screams "BMW" and even then, some may say the kidney's look more like a Kia grill.




Even a new Mazda 3 is a much more attractive vehicle despite not being a luxury car. Not sure what is going on in BMW's design department right now, but a big change is needed.


While everyone here including myself is saying how ugly this thing is, and compared to the oh so pretty Mazda 3, apparently in Europe, they have just voted this 2CG to be 2020 MOST BEAUTIFUL CAR OF THE YEAR....

WITH everything happening in the world, I think we all must be living in some sort of alternate universe timeline.... That can only be the only explanation....
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      01-31-2020, 02:06 PM   #101
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The problem isn't really that its super ugly, because it isn't, the problem is more that it has clearly FWD based stubby proportions that don't lend itself well to the design and just looks like every other cheap econobox on sale from Ford Focus, to Chevy Malibu, Honda Civic, etc.

Nothing other than the kidney grills screams "BMW" and even then, some may say the kidney's look more like a Kia grill.




Even a new Mazda 3 is a much more attractive vehicle despite not being a luxury car. Not sure what is going on in BMW's design department right now, but a big change is needed.


While everyone here including myself is saying how ugly this thing is, and compared to the oh so pretty Mazda 3, apparently in Europe, they have just voted this 2CG to be 2020 MOST BEAUTIFUL CAR OF THE YEAR....

WITH everything happening in the world, I think we all must be living in some sort of alternate universe timeline.... That can only be the only explanation....
So how much did BMW bribe the judges with???

Most beautiful car of the year! Its not even April 1st yet!
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While everyone here including myself is saying how ugly this thing is, and compared to the oh so pretty Mazda 3, apparently in Europe, they have just voted this 2CG to be 2020 MOST BEAUTIFUL CAR OF THE YEAR....

WITH everything happening in the world, I think we all must be living in some sort of alternate universe timeline.... That can only be the only explanation....
Most beautiful car of the year?? That's hilarious...
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      01-31-2020, 11:58 PM   #103
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Oh ffs not another ugly FWD platform 4 cylinder with a 135i badge .

1 & 2 series dna has been destroyed !

BMW badge on a bloated body, boring fwd plarform with 3 & 4 cyl motors... save the money and get a Kia or a lawnmower
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Haven't seen such an ugly car in a long time.
Have you seen this?
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looks absolutely hideous
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      02-02-2020, 09:59 AM   #106
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      02-02-2020, 11:37 AM   #107
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It's like if my butt started halfway down my ribcage instead of at the bottom of my spine. Nothing "grand" about this imo
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Hahaha for a second I didn't even realize that was a Focus! Goes to show how much they look alike.
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Funny perhaps but not fair. The lines are very different to anyone with eyes.
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Let's be real, if the lease price is low enough, it doesn't matter what it looks like.
See CLA...
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