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Old 06-15-2004, 01:48 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Just got back from checking out a 95 325iS, and damn was it in good condition. Absolutely flawless. Just have a few questions i'd like to get answered. First of all, im going to be taking it up to college in rochester with me, and i want to protect it from the harsh winter conditions as much as possible. Anyone else drive their bimmer in the winter? What kind of things do you do to keep it in good shape?


Also, anybody have any idea how much insurance on something like that would be in massachusettes with a clean record?

A few other prices im looking to find out about are for a good solid winter car cover, and a good set of snow tires/rims.
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Driving in the winter. Here's my rules: 1. Take it easy, other drivers will not hesitate to run into your ass, 2. go to a good brushless carwash ATLEAST once a week, and make sure you do the wash that has the underbody spray, 3. keep the tank full, for that water condensation when you let it get below half a tank crap.

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P.S. I just found out that I will have to be driving my car in the winter and not my old jeep that my brother is now using. I'm just gonna mooch rides when there's snow on the ground.
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Wish i could mooch rides but im going to be living off campus and my roomate doesnt have a car. Soo, im going to have to drive it atleast twice a day to campus and back.
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get a cover too... bmw dealers have them for a lil less than 200.
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Yeah, i mentioned a cover at the bottom of my post.
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My 318i actually did pretty good in the snow. Just watch it if you have to go up a steep hill. The back end will want to step out on you, but just back off the gas and correct with steering. Winter wheels/tires would help a lot. I don't think you'll have too much of a problem, just take it easy brake early and lightly, acclerate lightly and plan ahead for places that you know have water build up when it rains or when people water lawns, and get running head starts on up hilll portions, and keep it in a low gear going down hill.
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Congratulations on the find man! Keep us updated, if the deal goes through, post some pics. I would make sure to get it checked out by a mechanic before you make a deal on anything. Just my $.02.
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Well the guy who was selling it ended up selling it to one of his sons friends the very night after i went to see it after PROMISING not to sell it without calling me and consulting me first ghead. So now...back to the hunt.
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No offense intended here... but anyone who has trouble driving in the winter in a BMW has issues. Its quite a bit more fun driving my 87T supra.
No Winter Tires = Walk

Just FYI... I live in Canada and I might have to drive around in Montreal next year!

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