| Originally posted by Eric S.+Feb 11 2005, 03:53 AM--><div class='quotetop'>QUOTE(Eric S. @ Feb 11 2005, 03:53 AM)</div><div class='quotemain'><!--QuoteBegin-Eric S.@Feb 2 2005, 10:05 PM |
I don't know if these are any good, but here is the cargo net I ordered tonight for my 540. At $37.95 and free shipping, it is about half what you'd have to pay BavAuto ($63 + shipping) or some other sources (Crevier @ $55 for example).
I'll post back after I've received it and will et you know whether I think it's adequate...
OK, I promised a report out, so here it is.
Good news - The net is of apparent good quality, was shipped fast, the little clips at the 4 corners work well
Bad news - It is a generic size that "fits" too loosely, but is better than any of the other non-OEM alternatives I've seen. I was able to remove most of the slack with some plastic tie-wraps to bunch up the elastic outer band in a couple of places so that it is under slight tension when all is flat.
In use - very easy to use, just undo the closest two clips, put your groceries in the middle, pull the net over it all, and then re-clip the net to the trunk.
Recommended? Wellll...yeah, I think so if you are cheap like me. I'm happy with it. Most people on these forums are fanatics and so I would expect that only the OEM for $63 will do for most folks reading this. On the other hand, I've never seen the OEM net, so they may be no better than this one.
Not all of us eric - from my earlier posts I thought you would have noticed, with me - if it does the job it does the job - why pay beamer prices if you can get the job done to the same standard for less? Congrats on your net, I am after one for myself (among other things), so will see if your guy mails to the UK. Have a nice weekend.