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Fab BMW Roadster Video

Post by TitanTim » Mon 30 Sep, 2013 23:00

http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=apqDx0o6Zg ... pqDx0o6ZgA

Nice to see the E89 amongst the classics :lol:

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Re: Fab BMW Roadster Video

Post by RichP » Tue 01 Oct, 2013 00:39

about 8 seconds of z3 bashing :(

apart from that a good video.
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Re: Fab BMW Roadster Video

Post by Del » Tue 01 Oct, 2013 09:27

Good video - was a bit surprised that the Z3 was hardly mentioned and not shown in the line-up given that before its production everything else (roadsters) had been produced in "small experimental" numbers and had probably not been a wider commercial success. Would seem a bit like VW talking about their evolution and leaving out the Mk 1 Golf. One gets the impression that many motoring journalists have never been able to bring themselves to like the Z3.

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Re: Fab BMW Roadster Video

Post by Gazza » Tue 01 Oct, 2013 11:35

I think all those with a z3 and a Youtube account should leave a comment for XCARFilms, I have :evil:
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Re: Fab BMW Roadster Video

Post by Del » Tue 01 Oct, 2013 13:56

Looks like the producers of the video have gone a bit defensive - issuing a new posting at a rate of one per minute at one point this morning and elevating only the most sycophantic posts to the top section. :D

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Re: Fab BMW Roadster Video

Post by Gazza » Tue 01 Oct, 2013 14:07

Hmmmmm seems one of my comments on the video has disappeared :shake:

XCAR response " Thank you everyone for your feedback. We hope you enjoyed the piece. With regards to the Z3 the reason for leaving it out is that out of all of the roadsters it's the one everyone knows the most about already and we wanted to focus on the cars in the timeline that we felt had the most interesting stories behind them. We do however realize that it is a very popular car indeed and we will look at giving it some attention of its own."

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"Sounds like some hastily cobbled together back peddling to me. In the approx. 8 second mention of the Z3 your journalists manage to squeeze in two sarcastic comments. By no stretch of the imagination is this perceived as either an objective analysis or a true intention to leave it out of your timeline because it is so well known – as you now say. Hints at laziness to me - I suspect the older models were supplied by a collection and the newer Z4 by BMW"
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Re: Fab BMW Roadster Video

Post by Eastsix » Tue 01 Oct, 2013 16:39

I had to laugh at the clunky dialogue

"I love the V8 sound of that V8 engine" or something similarly inane. Top gear presenters wont be sweating it methinks.
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