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BMW 3 Series, Tires
Oct 05, 2008 (11:00 am)
Guys, is there a way to buy a BMW 3 without the RF's? Had a 2003 with spt. and I dont want the spt. Rides too rough and the car handles fine w/o it. The standard suspension is just fine. Besides, the traffic everywhere is so bad, when do you use it? Can you buy the regular 3 w/o RF's? If not, that is a deal breaker. BMW has enough problems with their cars: looks, reliability, high prices, crummy dealer networks, i-drive, salesmen who think they are parting with their mothers on every sale, and now chincyness over putting a spare in the trunk. I cant believe the unresponsiveness of BMW over this. You guys have over 2500 responses to this subject over 2 years with no end in site. No car is worth all this crap: having multiple sets of wheels and tires piling up in the garage that you'll never get rid of. The answer is to tell the salesman you'll not buy it with RF's then walk out if they cant do it. BMW will get the message. Sales are already off anyway all over. They ought to be begging us for business.
#2061 of 3108 Re: BS to the tires [richardga73]
Oct 05, 2008 (5:22 pm)
BMW has enough problems with their cars: looks, reliability, high prices, crummy dealer networks, i-drive, salesmen
Why would you be inquiring whether a 3 could be had without RF's, especially if you're characterizing them as you are? Why aren't you looking at something totally different...you sound like you can't stand BMW's - why do you care?
#2062 of 3108 CONTINENTAL SPORT TIRES
Oct 06, 2008 (11:24 am)
I bought new tires for my 2006 3i series. I did not get the run flats. I bought continental sport tires. I love how smooth they feel on my car. I have a question about how they make my car feel when I take off. It kind of feels like my car is skidding a bit. Is that normal?
#2063 of 3108 Re: CONTINENTAL SPORT TIRES [florida911]
Oct 06, 2008 (2:02 pm)
MAYBE YOU SHOULD CONSIDER NOT PRESSING THE GAS PEDAL TO HARD.
#2064 of 3108 Re: CONTINENTAL SPORT TIRES [larry175]
Oct 06, 2008 (3:33 pm)
Are you being serious? I don't think I am pressing any harder than I was with the RFs. I just want to make sure that the Conti Sport were ok to have on my car. If not, I guess it is a little late now huh??
Oct 10, 2008 (5:01 am)
Well, Zekeman, it is because I have owned 3 BMW's and I like them that I complain about the various things going on now. Do you love I Drive? Do you love the looks of the 5 series or the 7? Do you love the dealer experience?Do you love those ever increasing high prices and lower reliability compared to Jap cars?Do you love them taking away a perfectly good tire setup with spare and putting hard tires on that now over 2064 complaints are complaining about. It is complaining about something you love but would like to see better. These cars used to look better. Bangle took care of that. They may be faster now but they are heavier. They are still the best drivers but are are losing ground to the infinitis and the acuras.
#2066 of 3108 Re: Well, zekeman [richardga73]
Oct 10, 2008 (1:40 pm)
Just my opinion but if I disliked all the things you do, I would have gone to the Japanese cars long ago, regardless of my love affair with the BMW. I've owned only 1 American car since 1970, all the rest have been Japanese - you don't have to convince me that they're good (I've owned multiple Honda/Toyota/Lexus/Infiniti)...this is my first German car - yes, I like the I drive. The 5 & 7 series are ok but I'm not overly enamored with them. My RFT's are doing fine and I have Paragon for coverage. So far all is just fine with the car - if it starts becoming a chronic pain in the ass, I'll move on to another car. Frankly I believe you can complain until you're blue in the face and eventually you'll annoy people enough that they'll tune you out. The car manufacturers will likely do the same. But if you feel better doing it, go for it!
Btw, who (or what) is "Bangle"? Good luck with your quest!!
#2067 of 3108 Re: Well, zekeman [richardga73]
Oct 10, 2008 (7:25 pm)
P.S. to my previous reply.
Fwiw, I lived in Tokyo for 4 years and to refer to something or someone as "Jap" is quite similar there to using the N word here in the U.S....(it could come back to haunt you).
Oct 11, 2008 (3:09 am)
I see, you are a first time german car owner. I understand now. It is this love hate affair with german cars that make them so intriguing. I am on my 6th mercedes.Ive owned 3 porsche's and 3 BMW's. I would have a 3 now except my local BMW dealer is so corrupt. The reason for having these cars is that they are the best cars money can buy. The Jap cars never have the soul that these cars do. You'll see what I mean. My next car will be a 3 because it is the best driving car in the world. By the way, if you're fine with the RFT's why are you here? You are practically the only one not complaining.Oh yeah, this is you're first. When you have been seasoned a little you'll be right in there in the middle. Remember: love-hate. Bangle: the designer of all the current BMW bodies.
Oct 12, 2008 (8:27 am)
I have had a BMW for three months and encountered a flat last week. The dealer could not verify the cause but insisted there was no warranty either through the tire manufacturer or through BMW. In the decades that I've driven I have never endured such poor support. This is a cash grab, waste of resources with disposable tires vis a vis ecology, and a total rip off to the consumer.