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      12-21-2019, 09:57 AM   #16

Drives: 15 x5 m
Join Date: Oct 2015
Location: Norcal

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Well said. These cars are rare. I would estimate maybe 3 actual owners on the forums currently. Everyone loves the car. So much criticism from others that most likely never even driven the car or spent maybe 15
Mins on a test drive. There are better cars out there. There is always something better.

If you have the opportunity to own one I am sure you will not feel disappointment

Originally Posted by Fuller View Post
Bmw has been about building versatile cars that are competent at everything and appeal to a relatively broad market though. Part of the problem is that versatile cars, that don't shine in one particular area, are less exciting for a reviewer that has the car for a limited time. The limitations inherent in more focused models might be less bothersome for a car reviewer who just wants to put the car through its paces for several hours.

On the contrary, for an owner who lives with car everyday, one comes to appreciate all of the things it does well. Where the car reviewer, driving the car in a relatively limited context, sees a car that lacks focus or "character", an owner is more likely to embrace its versatility. One can have fun with the car on a windy backroad, but also have a refined, comfortable, safe luxury car for impressing clients or driving your parents in law to the airport. Add to that the range of trim levels within each model line, and there exists a whole other dimension of versatility and attributes to appeal to a broad palate.