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The new BMW 1-series is ugly as sin

Discussion in 'Fine Living, Home, Design & Auto' started by GreenFrog, Jun 6, 2011.

  1. Pilot

    Pilot Senior member

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    I'm just saying actually seeing it on the street looks nothing like the photoshopped advertising pics.

    Smushed rearend that looks like an Infiniti M35 and odd, protruding grill doesn't really work in person.
     
  2. rocks

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    It looks like something out of an animated movie....E46 FTW....
     
  3. GreenFrog

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    It looks like something out of an animated movie....E46 FTW....
    e46 ftw! when i get a job, im debating between: a) keeping my automatic b5 a4 1.8TQ b) leasing a 2011 GTI with DSG c) buying a used e46 ZHP coupe for around 16K a) will net me 0 loss in money, but -1000 in enjoyability/pleasurability b) will net me -$300~400 per month for 36 months, but +500 enjoyability c) will net me -$15K, but +1000 enjoyability for as long as i keep it thoughts?
     
  4. imageWIS

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    I'm just saying actually seeing it on the street looks nothing like the photoshopped advertising pics.

    Smushed rearend that looks like an Infiniti M35 and odd, protruding grill doesn't really work in person.


    What are you talking about? What have they photoshopped?
     
  5. horndog

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    They really gotta stop it with the Hitler moustaches.
     
  6. alexanduh

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    At least this:

    [​IMG]

    looks a lot better than this:

    [​IMG]


    i am undecided on this. regards to the e60 m5 that is.
     
  7. WUKILLABEEZ78

    WUKILLABEEZ78 Well-Known Member

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    [​IMG]

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    WTF WERE THEY THINKING WITH THOSE HEADLIGHTS?!

    and the tail lights! :barf:

    Comes in either a 1.6 or 1.8 liter turbocharged petrol engine, or a 2.0 liter turbodiesel.


    First time seeing the new 1 Series. I actually think it looks better than the outgoing model. I always felt the 1 Gen was hideous. Looking forward to seeing what BMW does with the new 3 Series...
     
  8. phreak

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    e46 ftw!

    when i get a job, im debating between:

    a) keeping my automatic b5 a4 1.8TQ
    b) leasing a 2011 GTI with DSG
    c) buying a used e46 ZHP coupe for around 16K [​IMG]

    a) will net me 0 loss in money, but -1000 in enjoyability/pleasurability
    b) will net me -$300~400 per month for 36 months, but +500 enjoyability
    c) will net me -$15K, but +1000 enjoyability for as long as i keep it

    thoughts?


    DO IT!! I'm coming up on 2 years for my 2006 ZPP/ZSP coupe. Absolutely love it, it's great for everyday use (not that I drive it everyday, actually 90%+ weekends) or a long road trip. There are plenty of DIY guides online to help keep maintenance costs down too. BMWCCA autocross events are super cool too. The ZHP looks even better than mine with their 18s
     
  9. GreenFrog

    GreenFrog Senior member

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    DO IT!! I'm coming up on 2 years for my 2006 ZPP/ZSP coupe. Absolutely love it, it's great for everyday use (not that I drive it everyday, actually 90%+ weekends) or a long road trip. There are plenty of DIY guides online to help keep maintenance costs down too. BMWCCA autocross events are super cool too. The ZHP looks even better than mine with their 18s
    just need to land a job first! EDIT: LANDED A JOB. TIME2BUY ZHP
     
  10. Andrewc2232

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    My friend just bought an E46 Imola red 330 ZHP four door a few weeks ago. Badass car. Fantastic exhaust note, too.

    Just as BMW finally fixes the current generation 3-series, they come along and kick it back down the stairs again.
     
  11. GreenFrog

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    My friend just bought an E46 Imola red 330 ZHP four door a few weeks ago. Badass car. Fantastic exhaust note, too. Just as BMW finally fixes the current generation 3-series, they come along and kick it back down the stairs again.
    nice! i dont like the imola red. much prefer the alpine white, sapphire/jet black, and orient blue colors. im assuming his car is a 6sp? do you know how much he paid for it? the mileage? if i get a zhp im definitely getting a CAI and this exhaust:
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  12. Connemara

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    The current 1-series is awful. This new one is somehow even worse.
     
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    i hate it when they bring out new cars that just look like the old one - squashed!
     
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    Looks okay in red - I like it a lot from the rear, it reminds me of the first Z/M Coupes.
     
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    I saw a gold convertible (maybe not the newest model - i Have no idea), it looked okay.
     
  16. BlackToothedGrin

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    I like it in wagon form, but then again I am a sucker for wagons. Should have been born in europe [​IMG]
     
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    The current 1-series is awful. This new one is somehow even worse.

    In what way? I mean in terms of looks, price, interior, engines, etc...?
     
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    I like it in wagon form, but then again I am a sucker for wagons. Should have been born in europe [​IMG]

    You could always move [​IMG]
     
  19. HRoi

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    that is pretty bad, but the hatchbacks always were. kinda curious to see what the coupe would look like...although i must admit that really doesn't look too 'fixable'.

    i have a 135i. i like the distinctive bulldog (potbellied pig?) stance. but it's definitely not for everyone...
     
  20. HeRVy

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    Looks as ugly as all the other other BMW's.

    +1 [​IMG]
     

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