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      02-05-2009, 02:37 PM   #145
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What's funny is that people say that Lexus, Toyota, Honda, Hyundai, Mercedes, and so on "copied" the design language of the 5, 6, and 7. That's certainly true at some level, but few of these copies went so far as to incorporate the hideous "cut lines", droopy eyelids, and other details that these BMWs were unfortunately saddled with. I'm no real fan of the Camry, but at least it has a trunk that appears to be a part of the car. When I see a 5, 6, or 7 in anything but a dark color the horrible cut lines on the trunk really put me off, making me think of cars that were poorly assembled, or which have been in an accident!

Thankfully the days of these ridiculous designs appear to be over, as the new 7 is nice looking in an e92 kind of way, distancing itself nicely from the past mistakes. I'm looking forward to the new 5 series and more, and hope that the Bangle-era 5, 6, and 7 designs become distant bad memories.