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Old 10-23-2010, 01:55 AM   #1
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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?
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Old 10-23-2010, 09:42 AM   #2
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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
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Old 10-23-2010, 09:50 AM   #3
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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.
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Old 10-23-2010, 09:52 AM   #4
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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?????!! :-)
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2 IX's -sold and parts
2 325i 4 dr - sold
4 318is all white - sold and parts
1 87 325is red - parts
1 89 325i vert grey - parts
1 90 325is white - keepin
1 87 325i vert -red - keepin
latest addition 1 88-325is red - parts
latest addition 1 89-325i vert - white -fixin/sold
latest addition 1 92-318i vert - blue - parts
latest addition 1 87 325is blk - parts.

latest addition as of 2013-Gold 87-325is auto! it's a keeper!
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Old 10-23-2010, 11:56 AM   #5
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I drive mine every winter. I actually have more fun in winter than in the summer
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Old 10-23-2010, 09:37 PM   #6
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Why not, its a perfectly capable winter car. (never did with the M3, but I will with the X5)
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Old 10-23-2010, 09:46 PM   #7
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drive mine in the winter. second one for me with this car. like stated good tires make a difference
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Old 10-24-2010, 02:39 AM   #8
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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.
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Old 10-24-2010, 10:00 AM   #9
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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!!!
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Old 10-24-2010, 11:19 AM   #10
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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?
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Old 10-24-2010, 12:42 PM   #11
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Who is in charge of the other 10% of driving a car?
your girlfriend or wife lol
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Old 10-24-2010, 01:09 PM   #12
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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?
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Old 10-24-2010, 01:22 PM   #13
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yes, i'll be driving my e30 in the winter
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Old 10-24-2010, 03:11 PM   #14
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winter tires(doesnt matter what..just get some winter rubber...even walmart specials) and youll be fine.
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Old 10-24-2010, 03:18 PM   #15
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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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