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#21879 of 30250 BMW 330 Nightmare...
Feb 12, 2003 (7:15 pm)
My good friend just got a 2003 330i Sport and loaded with every single possible option for a total price for 44,000, anyway, it's been in the shop for more than 20 days now, actually, it went back in today as it spontaneously shed it's rear bumper which has never been hit or otherwise repaired. Anyhow, the navigation system module has been replaced, the car has been in 6 times as it won't start, the engine dies in traffic, and the electronics are always on the fritz. My question is, BMW is not accomodating him at all, he's not quite at the lemon law mark but he's close. What recourse does he have? The car has about 10,000 miles on it.
Feb 12, 2003 (8:09 pm)
Why limit the boycott to french fries, french kissing, and sauerkraut? Stay away from those mean Belgian waffles too :o)
#21881 of 30250 re: Will high performance A/S tires work all year?
Feb 12, 2003 (9:43 pm)
It appears that nobody answered your question directly, so I'll chime in.
Yes, all season's should work for you all year round, but you will sacrifice both summer and winter performance. It's your call.
My 325i with sp handles wet conditions very well. I back off a little, but I've NEVER felt out of control in this car!
FWIW, I passed by a junk yard while traveling south of Indianapolis this week and saw a 325i with the front end smashed in. Indianapolis has had record snow fall this year so I was curious if it had winter tires. The next day I noticed the car had stock rims. Hmmm, I wonder if winter tires would have saved the front end?
Feb 13, 2003 (1:44 am)
Ouch. Sounds like your friend got a bad seed. It depends on what state you live in. Your profile says you're in California. California's lemon law says that a problem must be fixed within a "reasonable" number of repair attempts, and generally with serious driveability issues, such as the engine dying in traffic, it shouldn't take more than a few attempts to fix it to qualify, though it does vary on a case-by-case basis. If the dealership and BMWNA are not satisfying your friend, you may want to consult with an attorney that specializes in lemon laws.
Other states: http://www.lemonlawamerica.com/
Feb 13, 2003 (5:59 am)
Murray is correct in saying they will work all year round. Being able to work all year round, is different than feeling like your car has dependable handling in deep snow conditions.
Given this winter so far has been pretty brutal, I can say my 330i all-seasons have been working all year long, but the handling is terrible in the deep snow of the last couple of months.
#21884 of 30250 Hmmm, winter tires, again...
Feb 13, 2003 (7:04 am)
Now that I have experience driving on snow with two BMWs and three types of tires, I will offer my "Subjective" analysis on how well they work on snow, on a scale of 1 to 10.
2002 530i - Michelin Pilot Primacy - 2 (Summer Tires)
1999 328i - Michelin MXV4 Energy Plus - 5 (All-Season Tires)
2002 530i - Michelin Arctic-Alpin - 10 (Winter Tires)
So, will all season tires work for the full 12 months? Ummm, sorta.
#21885 of 30250 Nightmare - linard
Feb 13, 2003 (7:51 am)
Have your buddy get a edmunds id and log on to keep us informed.
Feb 13, 2003 (10:06 am)
Well I think that accurately sums up the whole RWD winter tires vs. all-seaon tires debate quite succintly. Don't you think so also?
#21887 of 30250 KDShapiro
Feb 13, 2003 (10:16 am)
Good point, I hadn't thought about it that way.