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richtoy
05-15-2006, 01:33 AM
Just like the title says.

Mr seville
05-15-2006, 01:35 AM
assholes like myself*wave*

i dunno it varies why does it have to be a certain type i think. i mean yes i don't see anyone that drives an 82 ford hick in one but i'd say more mainsteam GTA to downtown type people. people that care about image.

Understated
05-15-2006, 01:37 AM
people that aren't all about HP, people who value handling over sheer acceleration.

and like mr. seville said pompous assholes :D ,hence why i should be an owner shortly :P

propr'one
05-15-2006, 01:44 AM
i was just thinking the exact thing, but more in terms of demographic. I think the NEW bmw consumer falls into one of a few catergories (status seeking, just want a dependable car but can afford it etc, style concious etc)

used bmw's is a whole new market, because e36's are cheap, e30's are dirt cheap and even e46's aren't breaking the bank anymore. im really not sure who drives bmw's, but i know i do

Justin e36
05-15-2006, 01:48 AM
in all honesty? almost everyone. BMW's range of vehicles appeal many types of people from various cultures. The rich folk, the grocery getting mom, the university students, the pure enthusiasts, the speedracers, the car tuners, the luxury lovers, and of course those that just care about the badge, and those who just need a dependable car to get from A to B. These cars can be found on every contenient, ranged from 1st world to 3rd world countries... and beloved the same throughout. You'll notice that on this forum, there are people from many locks of life. Sometimes causes differences of opinions, but that's a part of life.

The two markets that BMW has not penetrated are the off-road junkies, and the yee-haw pick-up truck southeners.

Big T
05-15-2006, 02:29 AM
I do.

I say I like the handeling but in reality its just a cover up because the 318 is SOOOO SLOWWWWWWW

Axxe
05-15-2006, 02:44 AM
1) Fun to drive
2) Well built (lasts a long time if cared for)
3) Simplicity of design

E30 fits the bill for me perfectly.

Redster
05-15-2006, 09:49 AM
It all depends, you can't really compare someone who buys $5,000 BMW to someone who buys $100,000 BMW. I got mine because I love the looks, comfort, and performance is great too. You can't compare BMW to any american car, it's just different. Then someone else will say why buy a 6 year old car with over 100,000km when for the same money you can buy a brand new american car. It all depends what you're after.

King Luis
05-15-2006, 10:14 AM
i love my e30 cause how it drives, the quality and styling, and just how it feels when your in it. for some reason, my e30 feels so much more alive then my dad's altima and most other cars.

kidneykill
05-15-2006, 09:32 PM
people who want
1. status
2. power and handling
3. to buy expensive gas
4. affordable leases (annual BMW promotions)

I own one because of
1. status - boss and senior management despise me at work
2. power and handling - ricers back off
3. expensive gas - I enjoy making billionaires multi-billionaires
4. my discount

thinair
05-15-2006, 10:00 PM
here are the reasons I wanted a BMW

1. it's RWD
2. it has performance potential
3. it's not a bad platform to start with
4. they're easy to work on for the most part
5. parts from other BMW's can be mixed and matched (like VW, Honda)

propr'one
05-15-2006, 10:23 PM
The two markets that BMW has not penetrated are the off-road junkies, and the yee-haw pick-up truck southeners.
will someone PLEASE get terry a BMW badge?!?

Ital_325i
05-15-2006, 10:27 PM
A) Its a BMW
B) Chicks dig BMWs
C) Chicks think your rich, cause you have a BMW
D) 1992 look the same as 1999, with minor differences.
D) Chicks dig BMWs
E) Charlie Works on BMWs
F) The Emblem looks simple, yet cool
G) MaxBimmer
H) Chicks dig BMWs

Over all, I wanted RWD(either a BMW or a 240sx), Somewhat of a status symbol, yet still sporty at the same time. E36/E46 fits that criteria in my eyes. As does a G35c, but I dont have $40,000 to dump into a car.

bmwm5lover
05-15-2006, 10:28 PM
Off Road junkie I am. Now, if I can just my hands on a 1990-1994 Range Rover....

Miguel
05-15-2006, 10:28 PM
gay men drive BMWs.

BMW_7
05-15-2006, 10:32 PM
gay men drive BMWs.

convertibles only

kidneykill
05-15-2006, 11:28 PM
convertibles only

LOL

saix
05-15-2006, 11:38 PM
BMWs are for people who are happy where they are in life.

saix
05-15-2006, 11:38 PM
BMWs are for people who are happy where they are in life, its a symbol of making it.

WhadUpp
05-15-2006, 11:47 PM
gay men drive BMWs.


gay men drive MIATAS:D

tlinkletter
05-15-2006, 11:52 PM
I dunno about that. I've had 3 BMW's and I'm far from having made it or feeling like such. I bought my BMW's because I wanted a car that looked like a car should. No big wings, No hatchback, not mis-proportioned. A car that handled well, and a car that was quality built and didn't blow your wallet at the pumps. Used BMW's are also not that expensive and there is also a certain way about the enginering that I really like for some reason. Can I really afford a BMW? Hell no, owning one almost breaks me every week but I'm drawn to them enough that I woudln't have any other car. Well not that I could ever afford in the forseable future anyway.

superman123
05-15-2006, 11:53 PM
gay men drive BMWs.

then what are u doing on a bmw forum :confused:
makes u wonder :P

TheMadChigga
05-16-2006, 12:02 AM
makes my Volvo feel faster.

Bmwstylz
05-16-2006, 12:07 AM
I think "everybody" drives bmw's from the rabble that rice up old e30s to the billionaires rolling in Z8s.

I would say that in the North American market the Status factor / the brand Image outweighs the driving experience for the majority of new car buyers - witness the creation of SUVs, and a large preportion of automatic transmissions.

How far that Status extends outside the head of the owner is a different question. As a former e36 owner I can admit that you do feel like a king driving one, but now when i see one they dont look particularly 'money' or anything....

... But then thats the magic of driving one I guess, they make you feel special :)

wish I had one :(

propr'one
05-16-2006, 12:08 AM
^^ dont you drive a ferrari?

saix
05-16-2006, 12:19 AM
then what are u doing on a bmw forum :confused:
makes u wonder :P

How else would he be able to pick up a man?

*drink* :idea: :moon: *mw* :puke:

TheMadChigga
05-16-2006, 12:31 AM
^^ dont you drive a ferrari?

A PORSCHE u stupid ****, its A PORSCHE in his sig.

saix
05-16-2006, 12:36 AM
A PORSCHE u stupid ****, its A PORSCHE in his sig.

yea and it also has BMWSTYLZ tagged on it too

Wannabe
05-16-2006, 01:46 AM
its ****s like us who get mad at people when they call a porsche a Ferrari.. We drive the BMW's

richtoy
05-16-2006, 04:02 AM
I thought that cougars drive BMWs and yuppy wanna be rich punks.

kidneykill
05-16-2006, 08:46 AM
I thought that cougars drive BMWs and yuppy wanna be rich punks.

yuppy wanna be rich punks? What does that mean?

TheMadChigga
05-16-2006, 02:37 PM
yuppy wanna be rich punks? What does that mean?

um............ rich kids that don't want to have kids?

I'm confused.

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