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Old 09-08-2004, 04:22 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hi,
New to this gig..
I used to have a BMW in the UK and am now looking at getting a 2004 325ci model through a lease and was wondering if anyone had one in the New England area and could let me know how they handle in the rough winters up here.. I live in Boston.

I want to be able to drive up to Vermont skiing etc.. Is this car a bad choice?

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Charlie , Ex pat...

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Old 09-08-2004, 06:45 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Just get snow tires...
Stock all season tires suks during snow fall..
I enjoy my 325i year around...
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Old 09-13-2004, 08:51 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Just get snow tires...
Stock all season tires suks during snow fall..
I enjoy my 325i year around...
Same here. I live in Manchy NH and a good set of snows will take care of ya! I head up further north to go snowboarding and have no problems. Good luck and enjoy!
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Old 09-20-2004, 09:56 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Hmm.... maybe I can jump in here and get some info without totally hijacking your post

I have had my 328 for 2 months now, so i have yet to experience a winter in it. I live about an hour from Boston, but I am moving to DelRay, FL around Feb 1'st 05'. Do you think I can sneak by with my reg. tires or would you get snows to avoid a nightmare?
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What about a 325xi which has all wheel drive, how does that handle in the snow with the stock tires?
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Old 09-21-2004, 10:25 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Boston New England driver here of a sweet 1999 328i E46.

If you have new snow tires on the rear my rear wheel BMW drives like a tank. That said ICE is still a Bitch and snow >3" can be a bear.

BMW has some great propaganda on Rear-wheel vs front-wheel on their website.

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Regardless of awd or snow tires, its still a bmw and as much as I love them they do not handle well in the snow.
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