E90Post
 


Horizon LED
 
BMW 3-Series (E90 E92) Forum > BIMMERPOST Universal Forums > Off-Topic Discussions Board > BMW's dominance in Asia and why Asians love white cars



Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
      10-06-2005, 12:36 AM   #23
yujini
Second Lieutenant
13
Rep
261
Posts

 
Drives: BMW e90 AW320i
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: Seoul, Korea

iTrader: (0)

Garage List
2006 E90  [0.00]
Actually, MCS, most domestic cars are white in Korea.
but you can say 99% of the foreign cars such as BMW, mercedez,
lexus are silver.
out of about 30-40 e90s I saw in Korea, 99% were silver, and I saw
one white. Oh, and my e90 is a white

I think people avoid white foreign cars because most domestic cars
such as hyundais and kias are white.
Appreciate 0
      10-06-2005, 12:51 AM   #24
cannonspike22
Second Lieutenant
4
Rep
275
Posts

 
Drives: 06 325i
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: Claremont, CA

iTrader: (1)

Send a message via AIM to cannonspike22
just out of curiosity, how many asian members are there on this forum?
btw, im taiwanese. azn pride :rocks:
Appreciate 0
      10-06-2005, 01:24 AM   #25
breakfast101
Second Lieutenant
breakfast101's Avatar
Thailand
8
Rep
231
Posts

 
Drives: 320i
Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: Bangkok

iTrader: (0)

Garage List
2005 320i  [0.00]
I'm Thai........ :rocks:
Appreciate 0
      10-06-2005, 07:43 AM   #26
MCS
e90 newbie
9
Rep
440
Posts

 
Drives: 2006 330i
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: Northern NJ

iTrader: (2)

Garage List
2006 330i  [0.00]
Interesting, my recollection of Korea was a lot of black cars. Maybe my memory is fuzzy due to the copius amounts of bek soju

anyways - Ka hum sam ni da on the correction
__________________
E90 TiAg 330i ZSP, ZPP, ZCW 6sd Manual, Nav & Satellite (for Stern!), Black leather w/ Poplar
Appreciate 0
      10-06-2005, 08:21 AM   #27
renaissance
Private First Class
renaissance's Avatar
5
Rep
104
Posts

 
Drives: E90 M3
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: Taipei

iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by pharding
Chinese will not buy Japanese cars because of Japanese invasion of China and Japanese attrocities against Chinese people in World War II.
No..No..The most popular cars here in Taiwan are VIOS, ALTIS, CAMRY, and WISH. TOYOTA!

Even the luxury cars. LEXUS!


From 2005/1~2005/8

XXBrandXXXXXX# SoldXXCompare w/ Last YearXMarket %XDiff
XX----------X-------X--------------------X--------X------
1 ToyotaXXXXX102,481X114.2%XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX28.3%XXXX0
2 MitsubishiXX63,056XX91.0%XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX17.4%XXXX39,425
3 NissanXXXXXX47,802XX94.7%XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX13.2%XXXX54,679
4 FordXXXXXXXX40,708X113.8%XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX11.2%XXXX61,773
5 MazdaXXXXXXX22,087X133.7%XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX6.1%XXXX80,394
6 HyundaiXXXXX16,465X142.7%XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX4.6%XXXX86,016


XXBrandXXXXXX# SoldXXCompare w/ Last YearXMarket %XDiff
XX----------X-------X--------------------X--------X------
1 LexusXXXXX 5,743XXXX92.6%XXXXXXXXXXXXXX 12.2% XXX0
2 KiaXXXXXXX 4,852XXX113.7% XXXXXXXXXXXXXX10.3% XXX891
3 Volkswagen 4,782XXX143.4% XXXXXXXXXXXXXX10.2%XXX 961
4 M.Benz XXXX4,563XXX143.4% XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX9.7% XXX1,180
5 BMW XXXXXXX4,305XXX125.9%XXXXXXXXXXXXXX X9.2%XXXX1,438
6 Mazda XXXXX3,324XXXX73.1% XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX7.1%XXX 2,419
Appreciate 0
      10-06-2005, 08:56 AM   #28
shuzmaker
First Lieutenant
shuzmaker's Avatar
United_States
7
Rep
303
Posts

 
Drives: e90 325iAS
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: Garden State

iTrader: (0)

Garage List
2006 325i  [0.00]
OK great.
Appreciate 0
      10-06-2005, 09:30 AM   #29
fredtoo
First Lieutenant
fredtoo's Avatar
8
Rep
340
Posts

 
Drives: 325 328 350
Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: nj

iTrader: (0)

Garage List
1986 328  [0.00]
2006 325  [0.00]
It is my understanding that the White car is more of a Japanese thing.
Lumping all of Asia together is like saying that all of Europe thinks and acts like the French.
Appreciate 0
      10-06-2005, 09:37 AM   #30
Cory1000
God
8
Rep
320
Posts

 
Drives: 2006 325i
Join Date: May 2005
Location: NJ

iTrader: (1)

Quote:
Originally Posted by fredtoo
It is my understanding that the White car is more of a Japanese thing.
Lumping all of Asia together is like saying that all of Europe thinks and acts like the French.
LOL
Appreciate 0
      10-06-2005, 12:36 PM   #31
RyBMW
Major
RyBMW's Avatar
15
Rep
1,035
Posts

 
Drives: X5
Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: NYC

iTrader: (1)

Garage List
2012 BMW X5  [0.00]
2008 335i  [0.00]
I'm Taiwanese. I haven't been back in almost 10 years.
I miss the food.
Appreciate 0
      10-06-2005, 01:18 PM   #32
Robert
Major General
118
Rep
6,902
Posts

 
Drives: 135i, current is350
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: Socal

iTrader: (1)

People in Asia are brandwhores. Go figure
Appreciate 0
      10-06-2005, 01:22 PM   #33
shimshimhada
Brigadier General
shimshimhada's Avatar
United_States
87
Rep
4,839
Posts

 
Drives: Portal
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: Portal

iTrader: (2)

Quote:
Originally Posted by bobbo
People in Asia are brandwhores. Go figure


I was laughing at the fact that this smiley is called "belly roll". :rofl
Appreciate 0
      10-06-2005, 02:09 PM   #34
ben1364
Captain
9
Rep
943
Posts

 
Drives: E90 330iA
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: Georgetown, TX

iTrader: (0)

Don't you folks think this topic should be moved to the Lounge?
Appreciate 0
      10-06-2005, 07:13 PM   #35
NaTuReB0Y
Powered By 36DD
NaTuReB0Y's Avatar
United_States
121
Rep
7,381
Posts

 
Drives: 2006 E90
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: Inland Empire

iTrader: (12)

What is the topic again?
__________________
2006 E90 330i Jet Black | 20" WORK VS-XX | FK452 | H&R Sport on Koni Yellow | REMUS QUAD
Appreciate 0
      10-06-2005, 07:19 PM   #36
bbq
Private
0
Rep
80
Posts

 
Drives: 328xi
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: Somewhere out there

iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by fredtoo
It is my understanding that the White car is more of a Japanese thing.
Lumping all of Asia together is like saying that all of Europe thinks and acts like the French.
Any chance that the OP may have confused Japanese with Asian? Everything that he mentioned are true for Japanese but not for the rest of Asia.

For example white car is the most unpopular color in China because "white car" literally means ambulance in Chinese. To say someone is in a white car in Chinese means that person is going to die soon.
Appreciate 0
      10-06-2005, 08:42 PM   #37
UCe90
New Member
0
Rep
26
Posts

 
Drives: 2006 325i White
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: SF Bay Area

iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by bbq
Any chance that the OP may have confused Japanese with Asian? Everything that he mentioned are true for Japanese but not for the rest of Asia.

For example white car is the most unpopular color in China because "white car" literally means ambulance in Chinese. To say someone is in a white car in Chinese means that person is going to die soon.
Is the hospitals in China that bad? From what you are saying, people go in but don't come out. What color are the hearses?
Appreciate 0
      10-07-2005, 07:02 AM   #38
bbq
Private
0
Rep
80
Posts

 
Drives: 328xi
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: Somewhere out there

iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by UCe90
Is the hospitals in China that bad? From what you are saying, people go in but don't come out. What color are the hearses?
The private hospitals are actually very good as long as you've the money As for the public one they're free so most people wouldn't complain much...

It's just that in general white is associated with funeral in most part of Asia, with the exception of Japan. Hence why white car isn't a popular choice.
Appreciate 0
      10-07-2005, 06:23 PM   #39
UCe90
New Member
0
Rep
26
Posts

 
Drives: 2006 325i White
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: SF Bay Area

iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by bbq
The private hospitals are actually very good as long as you've the money As for the public one they're free so most people wouldn't complain much...

It's just that in general white is associated with funeral in most part of Asia, with the exception of Japan. Hence why white car isn't a popular choice.
Thanks for the insight, it may help me keep the in-laws from getting into my car. Maybe I should look into a black or white e91 wagon!
Appreciate 0
      10-13-2005, 10:32 PM   #40
leosong11
Private
4
Rep
89
Posts

 
Drives: 2006 325i
Join Date: May 2005
Location: NYC

iTrader: (0)

Sheit.. No wonder I bought a white BMW.
Appreciate 0
      12-03-2005, 09:07 AM   #41
BMW0
Colonel
BMW0's Avatar
United_States
44
Rep
2,059
Posts

 
Drives: AW E90 330i
Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: Spokane, WA

iTrader: (0)

Garage List
2006 330i  [0.00]
They really like white don't they (japanese). I wonder what color is most popular in the states, silver?
__________________
330i 6MT l 255 HP @ 5900 rpm 214 lb-ft Torque @ 3500 rpm l Alpine White l Beige l Aluminum l ZSP l 494 l PDC

"Freude am Fahren" = "Joy to Drive"
Appreciate 0
      12-03-2005, 10:49 AM   #42
ksfrogman
Major General
ksfrogman's Avatar
United_States
154
Rep
6,751
Posts

 
Drives: E90 330i 6MT
Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: Torrance, CA

iTrader: (12)

Garage List
2006 330i  [0.00]
2006 330i  [0.00]
Send a message via AIM to ksfrogman
Quote:
Originally Posted by Jason
Need more proof of the affinity for white cars?!

Looks nice to have so many the same color cruising down the road.

http://www.e90post.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1502
That's real interesting, but if someone from Japan were to photograph an American funeral procession, they would assume that everyone drives black cars.

It is also worth mentioning that in Chinese movies, the villians wear white, and the good guys always wear black. In Japan, Ninjas wear black. Maybe white car owners want to be bad boys?!
__________________
Appreciate 0
      12-03-2005, 11:09 AM   #43
scottz5
Lieutenant Colonel
33
Rep
1,730
Posts

 
Drives: 13 F10 535xi & 11.75 E93 M3
Join Date: May 2005
Location: Earth

iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by UCe90
Will Jewish people buy BMWs?
not many if they know history
__________________
13 F10 535xi JB/B working on it
11.75 E93 M3 MR/Black Stock (wifey)
11 F10 535i AW/CB Mods Gone
Appreciate 0
      12-03-2005, 11:28 AM   #44
shimshimhada
Brigadier General
shimshimhada's Avatar
United_States
87
Rep
4,839
Posts

 
Drives: Portal
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: Portal

iTrader: (2)

Quote:
Originally Posted by scottz5
not many if they know history
If they REALLY know their history, they'll be boycotting THOUSANDS of companies (including American ones) that helped the Nazis.
Appreciate 0
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 10:57 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