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      03-30-2020, 09:22 PM   #89
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why dont you say just BMW
Just saying BMW alone sounds too pretentious to me, IMO. A lot of people in Nor-cal are ignorant to the price of cars, and if you say just BMW they think like 5/6/7 series and SUPER expensive, so I try to steer away from that and let em know it's a lowly(in BMW terms) 3 series.
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      04-04-2020, 01:22 AM   #90
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If itís a normal person that probably knows nothing about cars I say: 2020 beamer or bmw because I donít want them thinking itís an old Bmw.
If itís a car person or they know somewhat about cars I say m3 cause they prob never heard of m340 lol
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      04-04-2020, 01:30 AM   #91
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I usually say "A plug-in hybrid" if they aren't a car person. Keeps them from asking too many questions. If they are a car person I say "BMW 530e" and if they press for it I'll share the year.

I find that BMW draws more attention than my Mercedes did and I'm not sure why that's the case. I try to fly a little below the radar.
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      04-04-2020, 02:18 AM   #92
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I just recently bought my first BMW and have not had to answer this question since, but normally it is followed with a pause while I think about the audience and determine which car I want to let them know I own.
If I do go with the BMW I will probably just say a 3-series, as I feel people have a stigma toward BMW owners.
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      04-07-2020, 11:15 AM   #93
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I usually say "a rocketship". This leads on to more car talk and interesting subjects.
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      04-08-2020, 12:03 AM   #94
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      04-11-2020, 02:29 PM   #95
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I tell them I take the train
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      04-12-2020, 02:21 AM   #96
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"small BMW" or "small sporty car"
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      04-12-2020, 09:41 AM   #97
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I say my 530e is an "electric car", since I have yet to purchase any gasoline after 4 months.
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      04-12-2020, 03:27 PM   #98
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I mention the year first like, I'd say, a 2007 BMW (530i) or a 2012 BMW (X5M) oe a 2002 Mercedes (E55)...

By mentioning the year, it tells them Oh, he drives an old car, problem solved
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      04-14-2020, 02:52 PM   #99
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I usually just reply with: "Your Mom"

Seriously some of you guys really over think this!!!

It's just a car.
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      04-14-2020, 04:29 PM   #100
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M3 or Bimmer.

usually don't tell people I have a 458... its leads to a series of dumb questions that follow.
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      04-14-2020, 05:03 PM   #101
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I'll usually say 335, if they know, they know.
Similarly but if they look at me like I just swore at them, I tell them "a small BMW".
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      04-14-2020, 06:00 PM   #102
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I usually just reply with: "Your Mom"

Seriously some of you guys really over think this!!!

It's just a car.
Lol. This is what i was saying. I donít think itís the people around yíall that have the hangups about this.
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      04-14-2020, 06:19 PM   #103
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Pretty simple...if they don't know what is is, I tell them. A high horsepower GT car made by BMW.
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      04-14-2020, 06:23 PM   #104
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"some bmw X3 suv". or..."some bmw adventure bike" followed by. "nothing special"
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      04-14-2020, 08:52 PM   #105
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      04-15-2020, 10:41 AM   #106
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Who actually still gets asked this question? I haven't been asked what I drive since maybe my 2nd year in college? And that was sadly 16 yrs ago
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      04-15-2020, 11:34 AM   #107
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I donít think anyone has ever asked me that question.
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      04-15-2020, 11:55 AM   #108
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Iím 48. Nobody has ever asked me that question either.
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      04-15-2020, 12:20 PM   #109
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      04-15-2020, 03:24 PM   #110
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"small BMW" or "small sporty car"
Yes small BMW as well. Most non-car people have no idea the model lineup of BMW or any other luxury car maker (Porsche, Audi, Benz, etc). They tend to only know common vehicles like a Honda Accord.
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