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Old 10-22-2011, 11:18 AM
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Location: Lorena & San Antonio, TX
Join Date: Aug 2010
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Mein Auto: 2007 X3 (MT)
You subscribed to the forum just to rant about tire prices...?

Incidentally, MINI/BMW does not set the price of the tires (unless you're buying them at the MINI dealer -- which would be costly); many other retail options are available to purchase replacement tires...

And you do realize that you can put 'regular' (i.e., non-run-flat) tires on any vehicle -- including a MINI that originally came with run-flats...? Many folks have done this because, in addition to the cost, they don't like the harsh ride of the run-flats. At worst, putting 'regular' tires on the vehicle will put you at risk of getting stranded with a flat tire and no spare... And I'm pretty sure you can retrofit the vehicle to carry a 'doughnut' spare tire...

Seems silly to condemn the entire brand over tire prices...

X3 w/6-speed & Sport Package:
A sports sedan disguised as an SUV...
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