Flight Service MegaDork
June 12, 2015 9:30 a.m.
rcutclif Dork
June 12, 2015 9:49 a.m.

hmmm. but does it drift?

failboat UltraDork
June 12, 2015 10:00 a.m.

damn that looks pretty nice.

Flight Service MegaDork
June 12, 2015 10:02 a.m.

Who wants to lay money on we don't get it?

oldeskewltoy SuperDork
June 12, 2015 10:05 a.m.
failboat wrote: damn that looks pretty nice.

its a mini van

June 12, 2015 10:14 a.m.

If BMW wants to grow and survive, they can't leave potential customers on the table.

I don't think we'll get it here, as long as they're still selling the X1. At a base of $35,000 (USD equivalent) there aren't many U.S. customers in the market for a little minivan that costs that much. Unless it turns out to be cheaper to make it in Spartanburg, in which case we'll probably get it.

Scottah Dork
June 12, 2015 10:16 a.m.
failboat wrote: damn that looks like a minivan.

Fixed that for you.

EDIT: OST beat me to the joke...

rcutclif Dork
June 12, 2015 10:32 a.m.

but sliding doors are one of the best features of a minivan. Why make a minivan without them?

Flight Service MegaDork
June 12, 2015 10:37 a.m.

Sliding doors keep it a mini-van as opposed to a crossover.

Example:

Mini-Van

Crossover

Marketing
Mini-Van = life failure now just a parent
Crossover = Fun life with your kids in tow!!!
Marketing

GameboyRMH MegaDork
June 12, 2015 10:38 a.m.

It looks nice for a minivan.

Flight Service MegaDork
June 12, 2015 11:32 a.m.
SVreX MegaDork
June 12, 2015 11:37 a.m.
Flight Service wrote: Sliding doors keep it a mini-van as opposed to a crossover. Example: Mini-Van Crossover

Mini-Van:

The world is such a confusing place...

JohnRW1621 UltimaDork
June 12, 2015 12:56 p.m.

C&D article says not coming to USA. Does say an M version is planned but none for us.

bgkast UberDork
June 12, 2015 1:08 p.m.

FWD?! Lame

Vigo PowerDork
June 12, 2015 2:38 p.m.

In reply to bgkast:

If i cared about that i wouldnt have clicked a mazda5 thread.

Feedyurhed SuperDork
June 12, 2015 8:33 p.m.

Stay tuned for the upcoming BMW pick up truck, lawn mower and toilet paper. Might as well, they want to be all things for all people.

failboat UltraDork
June 12, 2015 10:44 p.m.
oldeskewltoy wrote:
failboat wrote: damn that looks pretty nice.

its a mini van

I drive a mazda5 soo.....whatever floats your goat.

Flight Service MegaDork
June 13, 2015 6:27 a.m.

I loved our 5 and kind of miss it. The Louisiana roads and standing water just tore it apart and those headlights were obnoxious $ to replace.

If I lived somewhere that didn't have standing water you had to ford daily and very little snow with good roads I would buy another is a heart beat.

Seating for six, comfortable, good gas mileage, good space, and easy to fit in parking spots. It should have out sold every cute ute 2 to 1. But we are more concerned with appearance than function. So goes the MINI van. Now we are left with bloated monstrosities the size of the original Econoline but FWD and non_existant towing ability.

chandlerGTi UltraDork
June 13, 2015 7:52 a.m.

I love my mazda5; wouldn't spend 35 large on something like it though....

Flight Service MegaDork
June 13, 2015 10:00 a.m.

In reply to chandlerGTi:

It's a Bimmer wait 5 years and get one for $15k

Nick_Comstock PowerDork
June 13, 2015 10:38 a.m.
Vigo wrote: In reply to bgkast: If i cared about that i wouldnt have clicked a mazda5 thread.

It also is a BMW thread, and BMW up to this point has been anti FWD (MINI is not branded BMW thus doesn't count) and I loved them for it. I even forgave them for not putting dip sticks in anymore, but this one is going to be hard for me to get over.

dean1484 MegaDork
June 13, 2015 2:52 p.m.

my first thaught was it looks like a volvo.

Flight Service MegaDork
June 13, 2015 2:58 p.m.

In reply to dean1484:

Thats what my wife said

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