Discussion in 'The Garbage Bin' started by Betty Swollocks, Sep 17, 2009.
Betty owns a F__king M3...:eusa_doh:
As far as I can tell, buying a car or liking any given brand is not matter of numbers or mechanical facts. If this person is expressing his/her dissatisfaction with the brand because it's becoming a commercial whore not staying true to what he/she liked about it on the first place, while you may not agree with it, it's a personal choice and feeling, and there is no need for offensive comments.
I guess we are all here because we are passionate about cars and so we devote our time to read or comment on cars, brands and their decisions. Furthermore, brand philosophy, while mostly transmitted by marketing, is also based on personal appreciation and perception build upon first-hand experience. We create our own ideas of these companies and expect them to act accordingly, if they go out of the concept of the company that we have build in our minds, we are entitled to look for what we may see fit elsewhere, just as this person suggests to have done. That's why we have more than one brand on each segment, each fills the very same need in different ways and approaches. If BMW no longer fits his/her perception of what it should be, he/she is completely entitled to be opinionated about the subject and post it, as it is the purpose of these forums to debate over cars, brands and companies.
Our avatars are what we choose them to be. They are not mandated or dictated upon us. If this person likes and owns an M3, or just for the sake of fun of having one on the avatar, again, it's personal choice. And just for fun, the person is claiming "current" dissatisfaction, less than six months, I believe the M3 has been arround longer than that
We can all disagree, but the manner in which we do, says a lot about ourselves.
Can GCF not get shut down for trade mark use?
We have pictures of BMWs, Audis, Mercedes next to "German Car Zone"?
And also in that little thing next to the URL?
Very classy my friend, very classy. :t-cheers:
No personal attacks and insults please...next time posts will be deleted and further measures will be taken...thank you...:t-cheers:
I don't know how you manage to get away with a post like this.
Care to explain why having an avatar of MY OWN CAR, which I love and will continue to love and OWN for the next two years at least makes me look stupid?
I would really like you to answer the above question but I doubt you will.
My plan was to replace my M3 with the F10 M5. Unfortunately, due to recent decisions made by BMW, such as the milking of the 'M' brand for the X5/X6 M, has led me to look elsewhere for the same reasons an AMG was never in the running when I bought my E92 M3. To me BMW always occupied the ground between Porsche and the rest of the premium car manufacturers. I admired their pure motorsport ideology, and whilst they didn't make out and out sportscars like Porsche, they also didn't just stick a tuned engine in a standard car and throw a few 'M' badges at it. The X5/X6 M ended that thinking and to me they are no better than Mercedes-Benz. No worse, but no better.
BMW still make great cars, and if I am in the market for a comfortable diesel then I can't see myself looking beyond a nicely specced 530d F10, but as it stands now, there are just too many doubts about the M brand. Who knows. I may even end up in an F10 M5 in a few years. But the fact that I am even considering something other than a BMW is truly Earth shattering to me.
My advice to you is to stop taking my decision to look elsewhere as a personal insult, which is what you seem to be doing.
Yep. Utterly ridiculous statement, but then he does have 'form'.
Yes. A very good way of putting things and sums up how I feel. :t-cheers:
Unfortunately, I wondered yesterday how that would have been recieved if it had flamed a more popular member (no offense Betty) or if it had come from a less popular member?:eusa_thin
I actually didn't comment on it right away for fear of being taken to the woodshed, shame on me.
I'm not sure what you are trying to imply, rurella. RikfromBelgium already received an infraction from his post in this thread.
Didn't seem that way given the "next time" post from yannis and the fact that the post was not deleted.
How can we tell if somebody has received an infraction for a post?
You can't. Please read the 'Infractions' section of the rules:
German Car Zone - Announcements in Forum : The Garbage Bin
BTW, based on individual cases, we like to allow members to have second chances, even if your previous account was permanently banned...
Everyone click the link again, nice little note from the administer
LOL, IP search is a beast.
yeah, got infraction, understand why (used wrong word ) still stand behind my statement though.
going to make it short, this thread lived for too many pages
- yeah, I frickin' know he owns that car, talking about the avatar, not the car, nice going ignoring the important bits
- the important bits: seriously, you're bitching all the time about BMW. Don't give me the same ' freedom of speech crap, I love some BMW's " everybody knows your opinion already, seriously, starting a topic about some stupid site getting closed down and how that's affecting what car you're buying. ( really, everybody, read this again before attacking my statement, buying ANOTHER CAR because a SITE is closed down, it's the main argument to start this topic, heck, it's the title ) but hey, don't want to repeat myself over and over,I'll let that to other more qualified people.
Rik you have a chance to behave like an adult , meaning respect other people's opinion even if they don't agree with you (like in this case) , otherwise if you continue with the same attitude you will end up banned for a certain period...
Consider this the last warning...thanks...
Ok, its also beyond me if someone turn down a car based on BMW or CM behaviour. If the car is good and I like it I will buy it whatever BMW done in the past.
But nonetheless, you need to work on your attitude Rik.
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I guess you can't get that GT3 RS either now, lol . Screw that, congrats. It is a fantastic car, I would get it if I could even if Porsche touched a few choir boys in wrong places. lol. Congrats again and hope it all comes through. :t-cheers: