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      09-05-2007, 09:32 AM   #1
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Just pointing out that, one thing BMW has actually stuck with throughout the years is a very simplistic interior that doesn't interfere with driving.

Seems BMW gets alot of hate for their interiors, but I am one of the people who don't care for as much technological buttons and clutter that most automakers put in their cars. I guess I'm in the minority.

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      09-05-2007, 09:48 AM   #2
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whoa, I've never driven an e36 before but the interior looks almost identical to my e30... could've fooled me
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whoa, I've never driven an e36 before but the interior looks almost identical to my e30... could've fooled me
Neither have I, and now that you mention it. I think you're right. Probably is an e30. I'll change it.
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that is not an e36 interior, that's an e30!!!
and the e90 interior looks 200% better with sports package and NAV, like the e46 that you're showing. nice pics though
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that is not an e36 interior, that's an e30!!!
and the e90 interior looks 200% better with sports package and NAV, like the e46 that you're showing. nice pics though
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Seems BMW gets alot of hate for their interiors, but I am one of the people who don't care for as much technological buttons and clutter that most automakers put in their cars. I guess I'm in the minority.
The hate BMW gets for interiors is mostly due to the fact that with the Bangle BMWs they've left their cockpit style, driver focused interior.
The Ultimate Driving Machine should prioritize the driver above the passengers.

Plus the new cupholders downright suck.
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I actually like the E46 interior better than the E90/92. It looks more aerodynamic to me. I don't like the big blocky styling of the new 3 series.
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yea the second "camel hump" on the E90 wh navi is odd looking if youreally look at it
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I think the E46 has the best interior..
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Neither have I, and now that you mention it. I think you're right. Probably is an e30. I'll change it.
oh ok, the styling of the e36 looks 'updated' now (from the e30)
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Thats cool... but you have to admit its one downfall of styling for BMW's. It looks good but its starting to look boring. My 330 I had before this was built with such quality... thats why I upgraded my interior to CF.
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The hate BMW gets for interiors is mostly due to the fact that with the Bangle BMWs they've left their cockpit style, driver focused interior.
The Ultimate Driving Machine should prioritize the driver above the passengers.

Plus the new cupholders downright suck.
Yup, in the older models, the dash was tilted toward the driver. Starting with the e90 I believe, the dash is straight ahead. Which sucks. But I still find that all the 3 series interiors are similar.
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E21 is missing from the series?
Nice! I'll add that to the original post.
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