E90Post
 


VIBE Motorsports
 
BMW 3-Series (E90 E92) Forum > BMW E90/E92/E93 3-series General Forums > Regional Forums > UK > 3 Series is a common car!



Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
      02-15-2011, 09:36 AM   #67
toxicnerve
Colonel
 
Drives: E92 335d M-Sport
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: UK

Posts: 2,834
iTrader: (2)

Quote:
Originally Posted by the_rangdo View Post
Of course there are more of us lowly specced ones about so statistically that would make sense
Indeed.
toxicnerve is offline  
0
Reply With Quote
      02-15-2011, 09:41 AM   #68
Tippo
Second Lieutenant
 
Drives: Mk2 TT V6 quattro
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: West Midlands

Posts: 254
iTrader: (0)

Ok then snobbery was a misleading term there, perhaps I should have said attitude to lesser spec owners on here. It was just how I saw the thread going in general terms at the time I posted last night. Fair enough smell the sh!t you shovel as they say but I am not going to be pigeon-holed for diluting the brand cause I went for a 320d.

For what it is worth I don't think it is that common a car anyhow, yesterday I did my usual drive via a major trunk road between Wolverhampton and Brum then onto the M5 for about 6 junctions or so. Did not see another E90 going or coming back, however I did see an E91 and 2 E92s. Common as muck those coupes......
Tippo is offline  
0
Reply With Quote
      02-15-2011, 09:49 AM   #69
335diesel
Brigadier General
 
335diesel's Avatar
 
Drives: 335d Touring
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Cornwall

Posts: 4,009
iTrader: (0)

Garage List
Errrmmmm...

Sales of the E90 have been very strong. In 2007, a record total of more than 58,000 vehicles were sold and it was the seventh most popular car in Britain...
__________________


E91 335d SE Touring

Also Land Rover Puma Defender 110 XS station wagon
335diesel is offline   United Kingdom
0
Reply With Quote
      02-15-2011, 09:55 AM   #70
toxicnerve
Colonel
 
Drives: E92 335d M-Sport
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: UK

Posts: 2,834
iTrader: (2)

Quote:
Originally Posted by Tippo View Post
Common as muck those coupes......
lol, you crack me up.
toxicnerve is offline  
0
Reply With Quote
      02-15-2011, 10:48 AM   #71
mowflow
Colonel
 
mowflow's Avatar
 
Drives: F20 125d
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: Glasgow

Posts: 2,375
iTrader: (2)

316s, 318s and 320s don't dilute the brand. If it wasn't for the creation and subsequent large number of sales of these smaller engined models there would be no brand left. So next time you blast past a poor little 318 in your 335, doth your cap in thanks as it would never have existed without it.

It's normal for people in the more powerful cars within a range to look down on their smaller engined brothers. I previously always bought hot hatches and looked down on the less powerful models. However, I owned a 318d and to most of my friends who have no interest in cars this was far more prestigious than any of the 200+ bhp hatches that I owned even though initial cost was the same.

Anyway, to get back to the original topic. Yes, there are a lot of 3s about. No bad thing.
mowflow is offline   Scotland
0
Reply With Quote
      02-15-2011, 11:40 AM   #72
leetennis
Lieutenant
 
Drives: 3 M Sport
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: kent

Posts: 515
iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by 335diesel View Post
Quote:
Originally Posted by leetennis View Post
Yup, and a stuck up one
You're right Lee - we should have all bought four pot 3ers and should shut our stuck up faces up and be glad we have such a "prestige" badge.

Come on, get real - loads of ranges of cars have base models with wee engines up to macking great units kicking out big power - so what?

You need to take a massive chill pill. Preferably in your tiny engined repmobile.

Oh and BTW, why do you feel the need to put "M Sport" in your info? Isn't that a bit snobbish towards SE and ES model owners? Doesn't it show you feel the need to feel "one up" on them?
Nope im not snobbish I don't use a car as a status symbol. Adding msport to my info just says the model I have not belittle the other specs how can you interpret any more? I also have a 56 plate Honda jazz if you think it concerns me so much and would love a 335

I have to except I'm under the poverty line in your eyes, you have to except it's a stuck up comment in my opinion
leetennis is offline  
0
Reply With Quote
      02-15-2011, 11:46 AM   #73
335diesel
Brigadier General
 
335diesel's Avatar
 
Drives: 335d Touring
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Cornwall

Posts: 4,009
iTrader: (0)

Garage List
Quote:
Originally Posted by leetennis View Post
Nope i'(apostrophe)m not snobbish, (comma) I don't use a car as a status symbol. Adding msport to my info just says the model I have (it doesn't) not belittle the other specs; (semi colon) how can you interpret any more? I also have a 56 plate Honda jazz; semi colon) if you think it concerns me so much and (I) would love a 335

I have to except (ACCEPT) I'm under the poverty line in your eyes, you have to except (ACCEPT) it's a stuck up comment in my opinion
Hey, learn to spell and punctuate and like "us" you could also reach for the stars and run an oldish 335d

And "M Sport" is not a model, it's a trim spec. It's a bit like me putting "335d Panoramic Sunroof and Dakota Leather" - a bit silly really.

Christ if having a 318d/320d makes one so uptight, I think I'll stick to my HUGE engined rocketship-soot-chucking-hearse that makes me do nothing but smile.
__________________


E91 335d SE Touring

Also Land Rover Puma Defender 110 XS station wagon
335diesel is offline   United Kingdom
0
Reply With Quote
      02-15-2011, 11:47 AM   #74
kaishang
Colonel
 
Drives: 2010 E90 330d
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: London

Posts: 2,198
iTrader: (0)

I have a sunroof, ner ner neeeer ner ner
kaishang is offline  
0
Reply With Quote
      02-15-2011, 11:49 AM   #75
335diesel
Brigadier General
 
335diesel's Avatar
 
Drives: 335d Touring
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Cornwall

Posts: 4,009
iTrader: (0)

Garage List
So do I - ner ner ner ner neeerrrr.
__________________


E91 335d SE Touring

Also Land Rover Puma Defender 110 XS station wagon
335diesel is offline   United Kingdom
0
Reply With Quote
      02-15-2011, 11:58 AM   #76
the_rangdo
First Lieutenant
 
Drives: 530d F11
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: Rochdale

Posts: 327
iTrader: (0)

Send a message via MSN to the_rangdo
Quote:
Originally Posted by 335diesel View Post
And "M Sport" is not a model, it's a trim spec. It's a bit like me putting "335d Panoramic Sunroof and Dakota Leather" - a bit silly really.
For what it's worth, I include MSport in my spec so that if I'm moaning about harsh ride, or tyre sizes, then it helps IMO if the reader is aware I have a lower/stiffer suspension and staggered sizes due to the spec.

There are times I wish I had all the MSport trim except the suspension (and non-staggered sizes when it comes to buying new tyres )

We could go the other way and just state E9x and forgo the engine sizes
the_rangdo is offline   United Kingdom
0
Reply With Quote
      02-15-2011, 12:01 PM   #77
kaishang
Colonel
 
Drives: 2010 E90 330d
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: London

Posts: 2,198
iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by the_rangdo View Post
There are times I wish I had all the MSport trim except the suspension (and non-staggered sizes when it comes to buying new tyres )
BMW can help you out here with the no-cost option M Sport suspension delete when you order M Sport.
kaishang is offline  
0
Reply With Quote
      02-15-2011, 12:01 PM   #78
kaishang
Colonel
 
Drives: 2010 E90 330d
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: London

Posts: 2,198
iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by 335diesel View Post
So do I - ner ner ner ner neeerrrr.
My wife's hotter ner ner ner ner ner.
kaishang is offline  
0
Reply With Quote
      02-15-2011, 12:03 PM   #79
335diesel
Brigadier General
 
335diesel's Avatar
 
Drives: 335d Touring
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Cornwall

Posts: 4,009
iTrader: (0)

Garage List
Quote:
Originally Posted by kaishang View Post
My wife's hotter ner ner ner ner ner.
Mine has bigger baps (thanks to having a two week old ) neerrr neer neer neeer nerrrr
__________________


E91 335d SE Touring

Also Land Rover Puma Defender 110 XS station wagon
335diesel is offline   United Kingdom
0
Reply With Quote
      02-15-2011, 12:07 PM   #80
the_rangdo
First Lieutenant
 
Drives: 530d F11
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: Rochdale

Posts: 327
iTrader: (0)

Send a message via MSN to the_rangdo
Quote:
Originally Posted by kaishang View Post
BMW can help you out here with the no-cost option M Sport suspension delete when you order M Sport.
Yep, except I don't buy brand new; I go for the nearly new Y-reg cars instead.

Suspect it wouldn't be a no-cost option now.
the_rangdo is offline   United Kingdom
0
Reply With Quote
      02-15-2011, 12:08 PM   #81
335diesel
Brigadier General
 
335diesel's Avatar
 
Drives: 335d Touring
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Cornwall

Posts: 4,009
iTrader: (0)

Garage List
I think it still is a no cost option.

Mine is backwards - SE car with M sport suspension.
__________________


E91 335d SE Touring

Also Land Rover Puma Defender 110 XS station wagon
335diesel is offline   United Kingdom
0
Reply With Quote
      02-15-2011, 12:24 PM   #82
the_rangdo
First Lieutenant
 
Drives: 530d F11
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: Rochdale

Posts: 327
iTrader: (0)

Send a message via MSN to the_rangdo
Quote:
Originally Posted by 335diesel View Post
I think it still is a no cost option.

Mine is backwards - SE car with M sport suspension.
I just meant as I buy used, the chances of finding an MSport without the suspension are slim->none
the_rangdo is offline   United Kingdom
0
Reply With Quote
      02-15-2011, 12:27 PM   #83
pjs
Colonel
 
pjs's Avatar
 
Drives: F30 335d
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: NORTH

Posts: 2,541
iTrader: (1)

I've had loads of beemers, all off which have been 6 cylinder. Would never have a 4 pot - unless that 2.0 ltr turbo coming down the line cuts the mustard. Wouldnt have poverty spec either. Hey ho, just my views.
pjs is offline  
0
Reply With Quote
      02-15-2011, 12:55 PM   #84
NightVisitant
Private First Class
 
NightVisitant's Avatar
 
Drives: BMW F10 M-Sport 2011
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: London

Posts: 169
iTrader: (0)

BMWs are fine driving machines, in whatever specification or engine size
It's down to choice - there are many reasons for choosing a specific car...

For example, I would have settled for a 520d without any problems, but because I did not like the oval singular exhaust pipe, I went one up - not to look down on smaller engined models, it was purely a matter of taste. In times gone by, I loved BMW but Mr. Insurance wasn't having any of it, so I had to settle for smaller engine models - again individual reasons.

To describe basic models as "poverty spec" or any other similar derogatory term, is ignorant at the least. If your needs are basic, then you don't need maximum spec. Would you live alone in a 20 bedroom house? Or set the table for 4 if you eat alone? Don't be daft...

As for E90 popularity ... yes, they are popular... but draw the line between popular and common - these words might imply the same thing, but in two different ways

Last edited by NightVisitant; 02-15-2011 at 01:00 PM.
NightVisitant is offline   United Kingdom
0
Reply With Quote
      02-15-2011, 02:16 PM   #85
Tippo
Second Lieutenant
 
Drives: Mk2 TT V6 quattro
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: West Midlands

Posts: 254
iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by toxicnerve View Post
lol, you crack me up.
Just jesting there, fret not...
Tippo is offline  
0
Reply With Quote
      02-15-2011, 02:21 PM   #86
beemerbird
Major General
 
beemerbird's Avatar
 
Drives: Merc diesel
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Yorkshire

Posts: 7,953
iTrader: (0)

Garage List
You lot decided who has the biggest willie then?

Bottom line is we all drive what suits us and our budgets. How we all perceive things will always vary and not coincide with everyone elses opinions.

Even down to how one person thinks wow what a great car to drive, to others who can't really see what all the fuss is about.

I buy a car for me and what I like and want out a car. Fuck everybody else, it honestly doesn't matter.
beemerbird is offline   England
0
Reply With Quote
      02-15-2011, 02:25 PM   #87
335diesel
Brigadier General
 
335diesel's Avatar
 
Drives: 335d Touring
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Cornwall

Posts: 4,009
iTrader: (0)

Garage List
__________________


E91 335d SE Touring

Also Land Rover Puma Defender 110 XS station wagon
335diesel is offline   United Kingdom
0
Reply With Quote
      02-15-2011, 02:29 PM   #88
toxicnerve
Colonel
 
Drives: E92 335d M-Sport
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: UK

Posts: 2,834
iTrader: (2)

Can we cut the crap and be honest for a moment?

I'd love an M5 and a Ferrari 458. I can't afford to run the former and I can't afford to buy the latter (let alone run it). In that respect my 335d is "poverty spec". I bought it because it meets certain criteria both as a car and financially. Compared to a lot of the cars that other members here drive around in 2 year old E92 is a shed.

Are 318/320 drivers any different? Why did they buy their cars? Did price and long-term running costs have nothing to do with it?

Can we just drop the pretence. "Poverty spec" is a turn of phrase that I used. However, I am not the only to use it and I certainly didn't invent it. Get off your moral high horses for 5 minutes and appreciate that nothing in this thread was intentionally derogatory.

EDIT:

We all know the only reason Matt got an SE with no iDrive because he's a poor bastard and couldn't afford and M-Sport with pro-nav despite what he says to the contrary

Last edited by toxicnerve; 02-15-2011 at 02:35 PM.
toxicnerve is offline  
0
Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 10:30 AM.




e90post
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.0
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
1Addicts.com, BIMMERPOST.com, E90Post.com, F30Post.com, M3Post.com, ZPost.com, 5Post.com, 6Post.com, 7Post.com, XBimmers.com logo and trademark are properties of BIMMERPOST