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      02-18-2020, 05:13 PM   #1
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2020 BMW M235i Gran Coupe Reviews Compilation

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      02-18-2020, 06:39 PM   #2
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Wrong engine, wrong drivetrain arrangement, wrong badging and wrong styling. Bmw really had a chance to keep enthusiasts happy with the 2 series and they went ahead and ruined that too.
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Wrong engine, wrong drivetrain arrangement, wrong badging and wrong styling. Bmw really had a chance to keep enthusiasts happy with the 2 series and they went ahead and ruined that too.
But they are consistent
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Wrong engine, wrong drivetrain arrangement, wrong badging and wrong styling. Bmw really had a chance to keep enthusiasts happy with the 2 series and they went ahead and ruined that too.
But they are consistent
Lol that they are! I tend to complain about bmw a lot but I do always say, "it doesn't matter what I think I'm not their target audience" in reference to things like the M5 and such. But I am literally exactly the type of customer who would hop out of my 335 for a new 2 series if the car was the right set up for me. But I honestly would rather just have a cheaper Japanese car with similar power and features than overpay for "the ultimate driving machine" with FWD and a 4 banger for 10K+ more.
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Usually "first drives" praise cars endlessly then the real opinions come out several months later.

This car is already getting roasted by the press.
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"Downmarket" lol.

The whole thing is a fu*king joke.
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"We see hints of Toyota Corolla and Dodge Dart in the C-pillars, and the sloping roof and high trunklid mean this little four-door bears a striking resemblance to the X6 from the rear."

Ouch,... If there's any cars you don't want a luxury sedan to resemble, its those three.

If there's one vehicle in this class that I'd have to get, it'd be an Audi A/S3.
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"We see hints of Toyota Corolla and Dodge Dart in the C-pillars, and the sloping roof and high trunklid mean this little four-door bears a striking resemblance to the X6 from the rear."

Ouch,... If there's any cars you don't want a luxury sedan to resemble, its those three.

If there's one vehicle in this class that I'd have to get, it'd be an Audi A/S3.
imagine being lead design on this and reading that as the second paragraph of the review...

I think the corolla actually looks way cooler than this monstrosity.
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Wow. Two of the reviews stated that the car had a hard time holding the road.

The reviews were the epitome of- if you don't have something nice to say, don't say anything. Those journalists know that invites from BMW for the M launches will disappear if the reviews were negative.

Tis a shame- I wanted to like this car. Kinda the ugly duckling scenario. A badass WRX fighter.
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"We see hints of Toyota Corolla and Dodge Dart in the C-pillars, and the sloping roof and high trunklid mean this little four-door bears a striking resemblance to the X6 from the rear."

Ouch,... If there's any cars you don't want a luxury sedan to resemble, its those three.

If there's one vehicle in this class that I'd have to get, it'd be an Audi A/S3.
I'd pass on the A3/S3 and just get any of the Golf's variants.

Nothing in this class really interest me but I get the case for Mercedes and BMW. Mercedes doesn't have anything below the CLA so if you're looking to enter Mercedes ownership, the CLA is the cheapest way.

With BMW, like the Mercedes, it's the lowest entry point but it also extends to current MINI owners who are looking to "upgrade" into something a bit more refined and less funky and playful. At least in design.

For the A3, you can't convince anyone that it is a significant upgrade over the Golf outside of the obvious design and badge. You sit in it and you know it's a VW product and I don't mean that in a negative way.
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"We see hints of Toyota Corolla and Dodge Dart in the C-pillars, and the sloping roof and high trunklid mean this little four-door bears a striking resemblance to the X6 from the rear."

Ouch,... If there's any cars you don't want a luxury sedan to resemble, its those three.

If there's one vehicle in this class that I'd have to get, it'd be an Audi A/S3.
I'd pass on the A3/S3 and just get any of the Golf's variants.

Nothing in this class really interest me but I get the case for Mercedes and BMW. Mercedes doesn't have anything below the CLA so if you're looking to enter Mercedes ownership, the CLA is the cheapest way.

With BMW, like the Mercedes, it's the lowest entry point but it also extends to current MINI owners who are looking to "upgrade" into something a bit more refined and less funky and playful. At least in design.

For the A3, you can't convince anyone that it is a significant upgrade over the Golf outside of the obvious design and badge. You sit in it and you know it's a VW product and I don't mean that in a negative way.
Oh yeah, I'd get a Golf R over anything in this class, but of the big three, Audi is my choice.
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The 1 Series was that nimble, budget friendly, RWD (with true xDrive if you need it) enthusiast little car. It never made it in North America. Shame!

The 2 Series supposed to be that replacement for over the pond people, even if we never got that hot hatchback.

Now, the 2 Series (except the Coupe) is a nowhere design wannabe that brings nothing new to the table and has no BMW ingredients. Shame!

They are pushing, screaming and defending their new design language all over, yet, they are deaf to peoples reaction. Good for you BMW, sometimes a wakeup call is need it. Except some will go for good...

VW/Audi group is happy... believe me.
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Wrong engine, wrong drivetrain arrangement, wrong badging and wrong styling. Bmw really had a chance to keep enthusiasts happy with the 2 series and they went ahead and ruined that too.
But they are consistent
Lol that they are! I tend to complain about bmw a lot but I do always say, "it doesn't matter what I think I'm not their target audience" in reference to things like the M5 and such. But I am literally exactly the type of customer who would hop out of my 335 for a new 2 series if the car was the right set up for me. But I honestly would rather just have a cheaper Japanese car with similar power and features than overpay for "the ultimate driving machine" with FWD and a 4 banger for 10K+ more.
Since I'm currently in the hunt I was recently at my local dealership where I spotted FOUR "M8's" sitting unable to sell for $150K, one crazy price. Anyways just rambling on As for that 2, might be a nice vehicle if sitting in a Toyota lot.
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"We see hints of Toyota Corolla and Dodge Dart in the C-pillars, and the sloping roof and high trunklid mean this little four-door bears a striking resemblance to the X6 from the rear."

Ouch,... If there's any cars you don't want a luxury sedan to resemble, its those three.

If there's one vehicle in this class that I'd have to get, it'd be an Audi A/S3.
I'd pass on the A3/S3 and just get any of the Golf's variants.

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With BMW, like the Mercedes, it's the lowest entry point but it also extends to current MINI owners who are looking to "upgrade" into something a bit more refined and less funky and playful. At least in design.

For the A3, you can't convince anyone that it is a significant upgrade over the Golf outside of the obvious design and badge. You sit in it and you know it's a VW product and I don't mean that in a negative way.
I once owned a Jetta, to this day I have buyers remorse.
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At least it doesn't have the giant fugly grills
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Sums up the cr*p made by BMW these days
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I mean, who wants a FWD experience in a BMW? Especially one that attempts to play a part in BMWs sports sedan heritage? I reckon the press will judge this car very harshly. Hopefully the market will, too, and force BMW to correct the ship. Time and money will tell.
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