3-Series (E46, E90)Chat relating to the BMW 3-Series from 1999 to Current. Models include: BMW 316i, BMW 318i, BMW 318Ci, BMW 320i, BMW 323i, BMW 325i, BMW 330i, BMW 328 Ci, BMW 328i, BMW 325i/xi, BMW 330Ci, BMW 320d, BMW 330d, BMW 335d.
Peope have told me not to get a RWD vehicle because it would basically paralyze me in the winter. I know that it will not drive as well as an AWD or even a FWD, but how does your 328 perform in snow? Will I be able to drive at all?
I live in CT where there is usually plenty of snow/ice in the winter. I too had concerns about driving in the snow, but the winter tires performed very well. Some members don't bother with winter tires and say they don't have any problems. I wanted to err on the side of caution, I used to have other rear wheel vehicles and driving was a nightmare. I run the 16's instead of the 17's because they perform better than the wider 17's. I also carry 2 50lb. bags of sand in the trunk. You should buy 4 tires if you choose to go this way.
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I remember the blizzard of 96 i was with my dad in his 88' EldeBrock modded out Mustang...Anyway going up a hill it totally just fell back down. Rear wheel drive is the worst thing invented since a 4 foot wing on an asian import
I have a 2000 323i and have lived in Iowa until this year. Drove on the std tires for the past 2 winters and the car was basically a paperweight when it snowed. I recently moved to Milwaukee and have a 30 mile commute - so I'm definitely going with snow tires this winter. I'd at least recommend NOT trying to drive these cars in the snow without... and I'll let you know how this winter goes.
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