Why is BMW the only company that makes unique cars?

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  1. JoeG4, Mar 13, 2011
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    Ok maybe they don't X_X

    I wonder if it was really a BMW thing to begin with:
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    I ask this on a forum where everyone is sooooooo in love with BMW. What's the big deal? What's so magical about their design that everyone has to copy them verbatim.

    Even Audi is starting to do that :(
     
  2. mojohanna macrumors 6502a

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    you ever think it may the be the other way around? I mean when you really start to look at all the cars out there, particularly ones in the same class, they all pretty much look the same other than a few lines here and there or body cladding that gives them a slightly different look.

    Personally, I don't think the big deal is with the design, but more the engineering, performance and as much as I hate to admit it, status.
     
  3. VoR macrumors 6502a

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    I think it's just you americans :)

    Here in the south east of the UK, 3-series etc are common as muck - They're just normal cars for many people, and often the standard company lease.

    I also don't think they're incredibly well made. My '04 330cl certainly isn't anything special. Shoddy gearbox despite the warranty claims, doesn't seem any different than a ford focus or whatever for reliability, and the parts cost more.
    I hate generalizations like 'german cars are all built brilliantly'. My partner has a mid mileage '02 VW polo, and I've never had to spend more on repairs on a car - Pretty impressive seeing as my last car was a high mileage, tuned, 300bhp fiat (that never went wrong)...
     
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    BMW sucks, Holden Ute SS V-Series Redline Edition is where it is all at ;)

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    And the reason you see so many Black or White BMWs is because...?
     
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    Yeah, because everyone needs to drive their 40 cases of VB through the outback.... :rolleyes:
     
  7. Charlie Sheen macrumors 6502

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    BMW is german and even a child knows that the germans are the only one who know how to make cars. those toys you see on the streets made by some asian or american company are not real cars.
     
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    Black because you get the most money on re-sale.

    White because they look modern and cool right now
     
  9. senseless macrumors 68000

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    No, that's not why.
     
  10. likemyorbs macrumors 68000

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    I fully agree. I adore my BMW, it's the best car i've ever had. I've had japanese cars before, but the feel and performance of a BMW are only matched by other german cars.
     
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    I don't know what VB is, but I was thinking Colt .45 and Mickey's 40s. ;)

    Anyway, I still like that vehicle but I can't imagine too many uses for it. The back looks too small to be a working vehicle.
     
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    Funny, when I think "most unique car" BMW isn't what comes to mind.
     
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  14. Chappers macrumors 68020

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    I thought they were all silver now:eek:
     
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    VB as in Victorian Bitter? that is disgusting, I'd use it for lugging whatever else is Australian lol.
    The Ute came first, it is Australia's gift to the motoring world.... lulz.
     
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    I know that the last M5/6 had all sorts of qt issues with the gearbox/ecu in a car that cost as much as 96k for the M5. BMW continued to sell them.
     
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    Lol, yeah, I would've said Castlemaine 4 x, but that's pretty gross too!

    But with the BMW, when they had Bangle, they were pretty unique, but that seemed to be a bad thing back then as their cars were so polarising that they lost sales on the cars which took on those unique designs.

    The 3 series stayed pretty bland, and did pretty well from it.

    I think a better question would be 'Which car company has the best lineup of models?'
     
  18. northy124 macrumors 68020

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    White because that is the M-Series :cool:
     
  19. quagmire macrumors 603

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    Then you haven't driven the Corvette, CTS/-V, G8/Commodore, and Buick Regal/Insignia( ok, German engineered give you that one).

    I love BMW's too(dad owns a 335xi), but they are not always the best.


    Not true. Sales went up. The E65 7 series was the best selling 7 series.
     
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    Damn, why did they get rid of Bangle then? I thought they were their best designs since the 80s...
     
  21. quagmire macrumors 603

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    BMW didn't get rid of him, he just wanted to move on. He just signed with Samsung to design computers.

    I was hoping Apple would go after him if Ive would leave Apple if they couldn't settle things. Too late now......
     
  22. Apple OC macrumors 68040

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    BMW Unique? ... how about the 1966 Shelby Cobra? ... sold for 5.5 million dollars.
     

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    The only company to make unique products? Now where have I seen that before? (BTW, Vince the ShamWOW guy agrees. Everybody knows the Germans make good stuff.)
     
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    Unique? The current 3 series is simply fat and bloated looking. And don't call me a hater--I have owned every 3 series from the E30 onward. When I parked an E36 next to my ex-g/f's E87, the E87 looks twice as big--and twice as ungainly.

    To say nothing of their now-appalling reliability. There has been a steady trend down reliability-wise--precisely as they have ground out all the things that made them so iconic. When everything is right, they still feel good to drive, but even the most basic ones feel numb and disconnected relative to older ones. Can't really blame them, either--that seems to be what their market wants.
     

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