Originally Posted by Never Convicted
In 2002 you were 11 years younger. With every new generation of models, a portion of owners of previous models "ages out" because they're unwilling to accept change and progress. They're replaced by a mostly younger demographic who are open to advancements. No company is going to gear their future to a dying market share, because they wouldn't be around long. You can wail about the good old days as much as you want, but increasingly fewer people are listening. Thus it always has been, and will be.
BTW, even if you accept all of this to be true, everything I said is still 100% relevant to the thread. "Best" is a subjective term, and the thread is asking if BMW's best days are behind it. For what I want in a car, absolutely BMW's best days are behind it, without a doubt. I want nothing that they make anymore, as opposed to everything 11 years ago.