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sol_searchin 10-23-2010 12:55 AM

Anyone else driving their BMW in the winter?
 
First winter I'll be taking the BMW out, I obviously bought winter tire's for the extra assurance/safety. Anyone else winterize there BMW? How is it in the snow?

richie_s999 10-23-2010 08:42 AM

BMws are great in the snow, winter driving is about control, and using your head while driving. I've comutted across toronto with open and lsd bmw's with no problems for years. Juest remember that everything takes longer to happen on cold slippery roads with any vehicle, so plan movements and braking and be alert

Ceeker 10-23-2010 08:50 AM

Tires tires tires!!!! I can't stress this enough. High quality winters...Michelin, Pirelli, hackapalitas...or however it is spelled. Great tires make you unstoppable. and of course driving expertise. But we all know that we're all experts cause we own BMW. (Grin) So that goes without mention..lol.

Ceeker 10-23-2010 08:52 AM

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Originally Posted by richie_s999 (Post 1459518)
BMws are great in the snow, winter driving is about control, and using your head while driving. I've comutted across toronto with open and lsd bmw's with no problems for years. Juest remember that everything takes longer to happen on cold slippery roads with any vehicle, so plan movements and braking and be alert

How's Richie doing these days?????!! :-)

StikiGreenZ 10-23-2010 10:56 AM

I drive mine every winter. I actually have more fun in winter than in the summer :)

blue dragon 10-23-2010 08:37 PM

Why not, its a perfectly capable winter car. (never did with the M3, but I will with the X5)

blk3 10-23-2010 08:46 PM

drive mine in the winter. second one for me with this car. like stated good tires make a difference

Blocked_Out 10-24-2010 01:39 AM

I think you are clueless about BMWs

I drove all my BMWs through the winter and no problems. I actually had more problems when I had my first car(Japanese FWD ) then any of my past BMWs.

Keep in mind that driving is 90% up to the driver, so it wont matter what you drive all it matters is whos driving.

Dr. Flyview 10-24-2010 09:00 AM

Sadly, I think I'm winter driving mine as well this winter. Still need to get it undercoated and get winter tires but running out of time!!!

JayR_84 10-24-2010 10:19 AM

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Originally Posted by Blocked_Out (Post 1459672)
Keep in mind that driving is 90% up to the driver, so it wont matter what you drive all it matters is whos driving.

Who is in charge of the other 10% of driving a car?

blk3 10-24-2010 11:42 AM

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Originally Posted by JayR_84 (Post 1459692)
Who is in charge of the other 10% of driving a car?

your girlfriend or wife lol

DR.ZED 10-24-2010 12:09 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by richie_s999 (Post 1459518)
BMws are great in the snow, winter driving is about control, and using your head while driving. I've comutted across toronto with open and lsd bmw's with no problems for years. Juest remember that everything takes longer to happen on cold slippery roads with any vehicle, so plan movements and braking and be alert

I agree.

Drove my 94 Camaro Z28 M6 in the winter for many years when it was my daily. The car was lowered and with winter tires it never got stuck once. In fact I remember a wicked wicked snow storm in 02 or 03 when the Police, was telling people simply DO NOT, DO NOT go out and drive. I went EB on the 401 from Mississauga to Pickering.

You guys should consider doing a group rate at one of our winter schools in Minden this winter?

propr'one 10-24-2010 12:22 PM

yes, i'll be driving my e30 in the winter:D

SiR 10-24-2010 02:11 PM

winter tires(doesnt matter what..just get some winter rubber...even walmart specials) and youll be fine.

3x Beemer 10-24-2010 02:18 PM

think i'm going to store my e36 and spend the money i would have spent on insurance on maintenance! (powerflex bushings, etc!) will give me a couple good projects this winter


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