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I live on the RI coast in a location with lots of wind. I have no garage and no land to build one. Is a car cover to protect a 1999 BMW 323is a bad idea? I'm worried that the wind blowing the cover will chafe the paint or is this concern unwarranted?
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Doubtful, if you get a NOAH cover and make sure it locks down or otherwise remains in place, you'll be very happy with it.

There really isnt a choice in this one, you NEED a cover.

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my friend got one from BMW, and its pretty sweet... its soft on the one side and differant on the other. It was like $200 from the dealer

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my friend got one from BMW, and its pretty sweet... its soft on the one side and differant on the other. It was like $200 from the dealer
Mine gets here next week man, i can't wait.

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Mine gets here next week man, i can't wait.
Which one did you order, where and how much was it? How much was the shipping?

Post some pics if you can after it arrives.

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Good news! my camera is functioning, so i'll post pics when i get it.

I hope it doesnt look too good, or else i'll need a cover so my car cover doesnt get dirty.

Anyway, I found an auction for one for an e39, so i bid on it, well, he said 5 series. Anyway, upon finding it was for an e39, I decided to contact the guy, Even though i lost the auction, he cut me a deal for a brand new e34 car cover from BMW for 149.99. He is apparently a BMW dealer, and was very nice, much nicer than the BMW dealer around here, who seems to think whenever you have him do something, he's doing you a personal favor. If you'd like, i can give you his contact info...just PM me or email me @ d3ity@rcn.com

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I can see a cover is in my future. What make and model does everyone think is the best? Thanks for the input.
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Just go with the BMW cover, its supposedly the shit.

And i'm getting one too

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You all get your factory covers yet?

I definitely want to get the "best" cover as I have to store my 94 325 convertible outdoors most of the time and will not drive it during the week. Car is in Washington DC metro area.

Aside of the BMW factory cover mentioned in this thread, there seem to be a few other major types: the Kimberly-Clark "Noah", the Weathershield from Covercraft and the Weathershield XP, which is the highest-priced.

Also, any recs. re: purchasing online for best price? There seem to be multiple vendors and the price for the "same" items seems to vary rather significantly. If the BMW cover is the consensus, is the guy listed above taking more orders? If one of the aftermarkets is the way to go, any preferred vendors?

Thanks in advance!
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I purchased the factory cover for around $ 190.00 from my dealer and have been very happy with it.
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Just remember the car needs to be clean prior to putting the car cover on. Otherwise you'll be scratching the paint slowly. This is the only drawback with car covers... You won't noticed it at first but after a year or so, you'll see the swirl marks.

I know you guys are going to laugh at me but what I do is wipe the dust every night after dinner, cover the car, drive it to work... I've done this and it works. My 88 Fiero GT is proof, original paint job!! and of course my 97 540i gets the same treatment!

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Cover finally arrived and fits quite well. I ordered a custom Noah cover made by Covercraft from AJUSA which was the dealer recommended by Covercraft. The cost for the cover including shipping was $151.97. It was ordered on 5/21 and arrived on the East Coast yesterday. I believe that this is the same cover carried by BMW dealers but somewhat cheaper in cost.

I chose to order from AJUSA as they were the dealer recommended by the Covercraft factory. Since the cover carries a 4 year warranty I felt this would minimize any problems if it became necessary to replace the cover under the warranty.

The cover is soft on the inside which should minimize paint damage and is supposed to be breathable. A major storm is arriving this afternoon and I will report later how the cover stands up.
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