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      04-10-2019, 03:06 AM   #23
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Typical superficial bs review. He doesn't say anything of substance.
Parkers is a well respected company in the motor trade in the UK. Many users will be seriously looking to their reviews, valuations, running costs, reliability reports, as part of their buying and ownership choice.

The review will be backed up with much more written detail, (like all other models), as the G20 generation continues through its life cycle.
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This guy seems young but I think he did a pretty good job going over all the details.
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Who would ever of imagined an individual purchasing a bimmer for the interior, boy times have changed, and not for the better.
are you not a fan of the exterior, performance, or quality also though? I mean those are also pretty solid without sounding super biased
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Who would ever of imagined an individual purchasing a bimmer for the interior, boy times have changed, and not for the better.
are you not a fan of the exterior, performance, or quality also though? I mean those are also pretty solid without sounding super biased
Aesthetically somewhat appealing, although kidneys looking rather ridiculous. Quality? Not convinced. Performance from a 320? Let's say amusing
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Aesthetically somewhat appealing, although kidneys looking rather ridiculous. Quality? Not convinced. Performance from a 320? Let's say amusing
fair enough,
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Parkers is a well respected company in the motor trade in the UK. Many users will be seriously looking to their reviews, valuations, running costs, reliability reports, as part of their buying and ownership choice.

The review will be backed up with much more written detail, (like all other models), as the G20 generation continues through its life cycle.
It’s not the publication (Parkers), it's the clueless guy they put on camera to represent their business.
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It’s not the publication (Parkers), it's the clueless guy they put on camera to represent their business.
Maybe that kind of review is not what an enthusiast wants to watch. It is not 'written' for the US market, certainly not for us car nerds.

I agree it is lightweight, not a review with too much technical content, but when you know his intended audience, it makes more sense. Like UK's WhatCar? reviews, it is for the wider audience. Comparisons that matter to many UK buyers, in that segment of the market.
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Ugly grille ruin everything. Its just another BMW design desaster.
IMO it's the best looking 3 series since E46.
(The worst looking 3 series IMO are E90 and F30 - although F32, F80 and F82 look great.)
And the best & most modern part of G20 is the kidneys.
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i think a lot of people still like the driving dynamics of BMW and are just not willing to take a chance elsewhere. This happens with all brands. People become brand loyal because change is hard.
I jumped to Guilua Q2, super happy so far. Lacks some tech but drives oh so well.
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I jumped to Guilua Q2, super happy so far. Lacks some tech but drives oh so well. I've not even looked back at my F80.
How is the reliability so far? It will be interesting to see how it holds up over the long run.
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Maybe that kind of review is not what an enthusiast wants to watch. It is not 'written' for the US market, certainly not for us car nerds.

I agree it is lightweight, not a review with too much technical content, but when you know his intended audience, it makes more sense. Like UK's WhatCar? reviews, it is for the wider audience. Comparisons that matter to many UK buyers, in that segment of the market.
This isn't much different from American journalists either, especially Youtube ones. People rarely get into technical aspects or really dissect the driving dynamics...it's always superficial bs for the average consumer who only cars about the tech and image associated with said cars. As you said, they generally want to reach a wide audience.

There's only a handful of auto journalists who actually resonate with driving enthusiasts...Chris Harris, Johnny Libermann, Carlos Lago, and Jason Cammisa come to mind.
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The interior is beautiful- much nicer than the f30. Too bad the grill is unforgivably gauche.

Company leases are up on a pair of f30s 2Q 2020. Looks like migration away from BMW to something that is not an embarrassment.

I'm looking forward to the future generation where BMW corrects the unfortunate and horrifically ugly design language of the current models (current U.S. market 2 Series / M2 excepted).

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M badge on a 320d?
Only for the last 15 years or so
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M badge on a 320d?
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I jumped to Guilua Q2, super happy so far. Lacks some tech but drives oh so well. I've not even looked back at my F80.
Are you in the market for a g20 now?
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