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      06-05-2011, 09:41 PM   #45
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My god this site has become one big pile of whiners... Used to love reading peoples thoughts in here, but my god...
I agree and I bet most of them do not even own a VO 1M.
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      06-05-2011, 09:44 PM   #46
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Valencia Orange, THE theme color of the latest M that put M back on the charts, soon on a regular 1-series. F*ck that !!!!

Who cares. I will still smile when I walk up to my car. We don't own that color. I'd rather not have it so limited if I ever need body work. It doesn't make my car ansy less neat because you have that color.

We both will have neat cars in neat colors.

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Very well stated and a Owner of a VO 1M. I would love one, but needed 4 doors.
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      06-05-2011, 11:04 PM   #47
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I agree but the problem is China has officially overtaken USA as BMW's 2nd largest market outside of Deutschland. Do you really believe Chinese are buying BMW for what it was? I hate to say these but majority of them are buying it for the brand, badge & prestige (cough... cough...). They will not care if the ride is getting softer, they will not care if it doesn't have rear independent suspension, they are willing to buy it regardless of the design.

Most of us can boycott, it will still sell in hugh volume at the end of the day.

If BMW has to go down this route, I will rather them be profitable, stay in the business & make some awesome machine every now & then.
lol and you really think the majority of BMW buyers in North America are any different. I think you fail to understand that the enthusiasts on this board represent only a fraction of BMW buyers in North America/the rest of the world. There is likely an equally large percentage of BMW buyers in North America that are only buying for the badge/prestige.
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Nice, thanks Scott! What does liquid blue look like?


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1M onwers' resale value just plummeted.
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Haha, this is great. Kiss that extra couple of grand in the years to come for a used VO 1M goodbye.
Did any of you with this viewpoint actually buy or even follow a 1M for ... PERFORMANCE???

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Who cares


I bought a 1M for driving. I picked the color because it looks great (IMO).
I suspect the great majority of actual owners feel the same way.
I didn't buy it to think it could conceivably be worth a couple of more dollars if I ever want to let it go.

It's almost perverse to imagine buying this kind of car so an owner's fragile ego can be temporarily massaged by feeling superior because of ... a limited number? ... a color? You think people in Germany have spent decades of work for that?

It drives wonderfully. Near perfectly in most areas. Other people and I get to take advantage of that. End of story.
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      06-06-2011, 07:48 AM   #50
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Did any of you with this viewpoint actually buy or even follow a 1M for ... PERFORMANCE???




I bought a 1M for driving. I picked the color because it looks great (IMO).
I suspect the great majority of actual owners feel the same way.
I didn't buy it to think it could conceivably be worth a couple of more dollars if I ever want to let it go.

It's almost perverse to imagine buying this kind of car so an owner's fragile ego can be temporarily massaged by feeling superior because of ... a limited number? ... a color? You think people in Germany have spent decades of work for that?





It drives wonderfully. Near perfectly in most areas. Other people and I get to take advantage of that. End of story.
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Stupid move to have VO on this car.
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Did any of you with this viewpoint actually buy or even follow a 1M for ... PERFORMANCE???




I bought a 1M for driving. I picked the color because it looks great (IMO).
I suspect the great majority of actual owners feel the same way.
I didn't buy it to think it could conceivably be worth a couple of more dollars if I ever want to let it go.

It's almost perverse to imagine buying this kind of car so an owner's fragile ego can be temporarily massaged by feeling superior because of ... a limited number? ... a color? You think people in Germany have spent decades of work for that?

It drives wonderfully. Near perfectly in most areas. Other people and I get to take advantage of that. End of story.
Absolutely brilliant response!
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Truly poor form offering the VO for the line's cheapest models.
Why not just slap on some ///M badges for free?
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Did any of you with this viewpoint actually buy or even follow a 1M for ... PERFORMANCE???




I bought a 1M for driving. I picked the color because it looks great (IMO).
I suspect the great majority of actual owners feel the same way.
I didn't buy it to think it could conceivably be worth a couple of more dollars if I ever want to let it go.

It's almost perverse to imagine buying this kind of car so an owner's fragile ego can be temporarily massaged by feeling superior because of ... a limited number? ... a color? You think people in Germany have spent decades of work for that?

It drives wonderfully. Near perfectly in most areas. Other people and I get to take advantage of that. End of story.

You're missing the point. Certainly, any 1M owner paid a premium for performance. But Valencia Orange was billed as this limited edition's "signature color" along with only two other color options (b/w).

The color is not relevant to the car's performance, but is/was relevant to the uniqueness of the car AS PROMOTED BY BMW.

BMW is building an unfortunate reputation of switching gears on it's most discerning customers on a regular basis. THAT is significant.
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Maybe BMW has a lot of VO left over because no one is ordering that color on their 1M. The 1M VO test cars they sent out to the performance centers outnumber the other to colors. Just a thought.

Personally I would order the 1M in white. Black is too hard to keep clean and VO is a cop magnet.

As for the F20, who cares, you can put lipstick on a pig but its still a pig.
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Maybe BMW has a lot of VO left over because no one is ordering that color on their 1M. The 1M VO test cars they sent out to the performance centers outnumber the other to colors. Just a thought.
As of a few weeks ago, the U.S. order take rate between the 3 colors were just about equal.
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I thought 1 series could not get uglier than the last models, but it just did!!! woow, what are they thinking with these designs?
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Who cares? I don't here anyone whinging that you can option alcantara interior accessories through BMW Performance on cars that are not a 1M. No other current M car has alcantara as standard.
Nor do I hear M3 owners complaining that their whole suspension system, wheels etc, were pinched for this car.
You should be venting anger to the people who slap the actual M badge on their 318is. Besides, an orange BMW? No thanks.
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I thought 1 series could not get uglier than the last models, but it just did!!! woow, what are they thinking with these designs?
I disagree, i love the new design and especially the interior.

Besides i think the VO will look stunning with the M sport pack
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That Sucks that BMW is considering using VO on the F20 1er. But then again it shouldn't surprised me after looking at the new design of the F20. That car is just BUT UGLY!!!!

Thank God I got a 1M!!
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Scott, will we get N20 (245hp) engine with xDrive for the new 1-series?
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well siad

well said...
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