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bimmerguy288
07-30-2012, 10:32 AM
Hi folks, I am interested in getting a 2008 or 09 CPO wagon. Wondering if they come with a spare tire.

Thanks.

Baymar
07-30-2012, 11:03 AM
I have a '10 wagon and can confirm that yes, it has a spare.

bimmerguy288
07-30-2012, 11:45 AM
I have a '10 wagon and can confirm that yes, it has a spare.

Thanks for the comfirmation. My 328 doesn't have a spare. I will not buy another car without a spare, even if they use RFTs.

Baymar
07-30-2012, 12:46 PM
Could not agree more - RFT's have been much more trouble than they are worth. You cannot patch them, they are MUCH more expensive than non-RFT and their ride is not as good as non-RFT;s (although that difference is narrowing).

Just this last weekend, I changed completely over to non-RFT's after I was on the road on the weekend before. A beautiful Saturday afternoon - headed an hour away to the horse races.....it went something like this:

caught a bolt in the middle of the tread,
tried to fix the tire, learned that you cannot patch RFT's,
decided to go on as the bolt seemed very well imbedded and I was not losing air,
lost the bolt on the highway,
called every tire dealer in a 20 mile radius to find an RFT, being unsuccessful on that endeavor, finding a non RFT to fix the tire and finally making it to the races.

The one upshot, I was able to drive the 10 miles or so and did not have to take off the tire, but this never would have happened if I could have patched the tire in the first place! Anyway, I have been meaning to change the tires, this just gave me the final push I needed.

NCe61
07-31-2012, 06:44 AM
I have a '10 wagon and can confirm that yes, it has a spare.

I have owned both the '08 and '10 wagons, and also can confirm they both have spares.

bimmerguy288
07-31-2012, 03:03 PM
I have owned both the '08 and '10 wagons, and also can confirm they both have spares.

NCe61, does your 08 wagon have the premium sound option? I hate the standard stereo in my 2011 328 with passion. How does the E60's base audio sound?

I haven't been able to find a 08 or 09 CPO wagon with the premium audio option within 500 miles from where I live.

NCe61
08-01-2012, 06:03 AM
NCe61, does your 08 wagon have the premium sound option? I hate the standard stereo in my 2011 328 with passion. How does the E60's base audio sound?

I haven't been able to find a 08 or 09 CPO wagon with the premium audio option within 500 miles from where I live.

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bimmerguy288
08-01-2012, 06:30 AM
Thank you!