Posted by Dated School of Design on November 15, 1998 at 08:36:14:
In Reply to: My boyfriend (no names) is buying a new BMW. Q: ? posted by Nadia on November 15, 1998 at 02:01:19:
The performance is great, but I must agree that it looks like a pricy econobox. Even though the style is freshened up for 1999, it still is easy to confuse this model with 3-series cars dated from 1990. Car & Driver 11/98: "driving this car around gets few stares. I've driven past last generation 3-series owners, and even they barely glance over".
: He gave me this website to relay message and see what your reaction is to the following observation:
: I was driving the freeway the other day and I thought I saw a silver Honda Civic from about 5 car length distances. To my astonishment upon getting closer, I realized that it was a new 3 series BMW. The same exact incident happened at night time on a different day of the week.
: Here is my question to you BMW guys:
: It is just me or does this the new 3 series BMW look like a Honda Civic from the rear?
: Please respond nicely and do not flame.
: Thank you.