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      05-20-2020, 10:21 AM   #1
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Its starting to grow on me. I like it in that color also
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I found better review of the new 2 series:

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Compared to the next "G" this thing looks like a winner. "I Want my Beaver Teeth"
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How can a grown man stand there and praise the looks of this thing with a straight face? The video was pretty cringie as well.
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How can a grown man stand there and praise the looks of this thing with a straight face? The video was pretty cringie as well.
You are a bmw client advisor and would actually disparage against a bmw product? Hmm I bet sales are quite slow with that attitude at your business.
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How can a grown man stand there and praise the looks of this thing with a straight face? The video was pretty cringie as well.
You are a bmw client advisor and would actually disparage against a bmw product? Hmm I bet sales are quite slow with that attitude at your business.
Sales are doing great, actually. We're full steam ahead after opening up a week ago. X models continue to dominate. The 5 series has slowed. The 3 series is going steady.

As for this 2gc, I sold one since it's arrival. The only reason the customer bought it is because they needed cheap payments. This two is only going to sell because it's cheap. That's all. So far, from all the feedback from other advisors, no one has had any sort of emotional attachment to this car when leasing it. They've sold because they are cheap.

I think Bmw knew what they were doing. When they discontinued the 320i they needed something to replace it and this was the answer. They probably figured they would spend the absolute minimum on R&D in developing a car that will cost them very little to make.

Think of this car as the last resort, Honda/Toyota/Nissan shopper, high school graduate, bad credit, need something cheap buyers car.



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Think of this car as the last resort, Honda/Toyota/Nissan shopper, high school graduate, bad credit, need something cheap buyers car."

Really? Well I fit none of that demographic and coming from an m2 and could have done another ...i chose this m235 version. And I actually like it and more so than the 330i. I guess I am just different.
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I tried to watch a few Instagram live feeds from BMW but this "journalist" is terrible. He even reads notes from his phones in the middle of the interview.
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Sales are doing great, actually. We're full steam ahead after opening up a week ago. X models continue to dominate. The 5 series has slowed. The 3 series is going steady.

As for this 2gc, I sold one since it's arrival. The only reason the customer bought it is because they needed cheap payments. This two is only going to sell because it's cheap. That's all. So far, from all the feedback from other advisors, no one has had any sort of emotional attachment to this car when leasing it. They've sold because they are cheap.

I think Bmw knew what they were doing. When they discontinued the 320i they needed something to replace it and this was the answer. They probably figured they would spend the absolute minimum on R&D in developing a car that will cost them very little to make.

Think of this car as the last resort, Honda/Toyota/Nissan shopper, high school graduate, bad credit, need something cheap buyers car.
I read your post and I went back to the configurator since there is dissonance between what you state and what I last remember: a 2gc is certainly not cheap.
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Well for people that don't particularly like car or do dynamic driving (which is the vast majority) and wants a BMW badge, a nice interior and tech, it fits the bill also for regions that don't have the hatchback.

With my M2 lease almost up i tested a M135 and it was a disaster for me. Artificially violently unsettling (and slow) transmission in sport mode, understeering under power... it just didn't drive like a BMW much less a pretend M car. Kinda lost hope to these new FWD BMWs... Even a slower G20 with adaptive M dampers and diff fitted was more interesting to drive.
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This change in strategy imo has to do with the reputation of bmw, which sadly has too many of this enthusiast:
https://f87.bimmerpost.com/forums/sh....php?t=1720388

When I see the latter (quite frequently), I like a lot more this new 2 series.
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Sales are doing great, actually. We're full steam ahead after opening up a week ago. X models continue to dominate. The 5 series has slowed. The 3 series is going steady.

As for this 2gc, I sold one since it's arrival. The only reason the customer bought it is because they needed cheap payments. This two is only going to sell because it's cheap. That's all. So far, from all the feedback from other advisors, no one has had any sort of emotional attachment to this car when leasing it. They've sold because they are cheap.

I think Bmw knew what they were doing. When they discontinued the 320i they needed something to replace it and this was the answer. They probably figured they would spend the absolute minimum on R&D in developing a car that will cost them very little to make.

Think of this car as the last resort, Honda/Toyota/Nissan shopper, high school graduate, bad credit, need something cheap buyers car.
I read your post and I went back to the configurator since there is dissonance between what you state and what I last remember: a 2gc is certainly not cheap.
It's a cheap lease. Especially in loaner form. I'm talking about mid $300 payments with not a whole lot money down.
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This change in strategy imo has to do with the reputation of bmw, which sadly has too many of this enthusiast:
https://f87.bimmerpost.com/forums/sh....php?t=1720388

When I see the latter (quite frequently), I like a lot more this new 2 series.
So Ferrari will built mainly minivans to change the negative connotation of the brand?? I don't understand modern marketing and brand management I guess.
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