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BMW 1 Series, Coupe, Convertible, Sedan
#1791 of 1826 Re: All seasons... WTF? [fedlawman]
Aug 24, 2009 (7:03 pm)
You're right. Thanks for your attention to detail.
#1792 of 1826 Re: All seasons... WTF? [fedlawman]
Aug 25, 2009 (7:50 am)
So, what are "mixed performance tires?" Beats me
They probably mean performance rated all seasons. Tirerack lists several categories of these>
Ultra High Performance All-Season
You want all-season versatility (including light snow traction) and are willing to trade some dry and wet traction and handling to get it.
High Performance All-Season
You want all-season versatility (including light snow traction) to drive your sports coupe or sedan in all weather conditions.
You want all-season versatility (including light snow traction) with a mixture of performance and appearance at a reasonable price.
#1793 of 1826 Re: All seasons... WTF? [andys120]
Aug 31, 2009 (12:30 pm)
I think what they mean by "mixed" is different tire sizes front and rear. Rear should be wider like 245 vs. 225 for front.
#1794 of 1826 BMW 4 cyclinder diesels
Oct 05, 2009 (10:55 am)
Love to get a 128i but am holding out for when BMW brings in the four cylinder diesels in a few years. Should be a great car with great mileage!
#1795 of 1826 Re: A Question of the 128i [runningdoc]
Oct 27, 2009 (10:19 pm)
I live in NJ...bought 128i convertible (loaded)...had a few minor problems dealer fixed no problem...but I have to tell you....I LOVE IT....bought car day after thanksgiving 2008 and have had it approx 1 year to date...simply awesome.... peppy, rides great, turns on a dime, hugs the road like a bmw, gas mileage 21-25 consistantly, but most of all.. love it with the top down and the comments people always make.
Standard Stereo pretty good also. All together....nice car for the deal I got....and believe me I tested them all and did my homework.
Nov 15, 2009 (8:35 pm)
Love the 128i but concerned about not having all wheel drive or at least front wheel drive for snow would i be better off with the 328i? I hate to give up the size etc of the 128i.
#1797 of 1826 Re: bmw 128i in snow [deedee6104]
Nov 15, 2009 (9:16 pm)
buy yourself a set of 4 dedicated winter rims & tires and you will not have any problem
#1798 of 1826 Re: bmw 128i in snow [deedee6104]
Nov 19, 2009 (6:38 pm)
What nyccarguy said; four dedicated winter tires and you'll be good to go.
#1799 of 1826 Re: bmw 128i in snow [roadburner]
Nov 20, 2009 (5:53 pm)
Yeah, but snow tires will only take you so far (usually half-way up the sidewalk ), At some point laws of physics with RWD will kick in. I've seen plenty of 3 series with snow tires going down a snow-covered street at 45 degree angle!
#1800 of 1826 Re: bmw 128i in snow [bodble2]
Nov 20, 2009 (7:00 pm)
The fact is you can get stuck in snow with AWD or even 4WD and snow tires if conditions are bad enough but I made it thru three NH winters driving all-over to sales calls in a RWD 528i wearing Blizzaks.
Wear good snows, carry a tow strap and tow hook and don't drive when it's really bad, wait for them to plow, you'll be fine.