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Old 11-21-2011, 09:58 PM
Matt_UKTX Matt_UKTX is offline
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Originally Posted by Suraj View Post
Great point Matt, without guys like you and this forum, I would have made many non-optimal decisions. thanks again!

He did indicate Continental tires, I will probe more tomorrow about the specific model. If it is indeed true that BMW will accept the vehicle back with Contis, then I should go for it, right? Since Contis ride much better than RFTs. Any gotcha here?

Multi-contours: I will try to find a vehicle with and without them. It just feels unfair to walk into a dealership to feel the product knowing well that the business is going elsewhere. In either case, I have few weeks after ordering to make last minute changes. Also, since cost wise, it isn't a significant issue, I might as well get it and avoid being in confusion

If he said they are Contis, then I believe the ExtremeContact DWS are the only ones that will fit the 20-inch rims. Here are your options in order of preference...

1) Tell him you want the Contis as offered, but he should leave the original RFT's in the trunk.
2) Tell him you want the Contis as offered, and he must provide a written guarantee that he will replace them with OEM RFT's if required at lease turn-in at your local dealer.
3) Tell him you want the Contis as offered plus $1000.
4) Tell him you will keep the OEM RFT's and then buy your own Contis from TireRack or Discount Tire yourself.

As for the multi-contours, don't feel bad. That's what dealers are for. Remember, they had the chance to earn your business and failed. Besides, you don't need to ask a bunch of questions. Just find an X5 with the Sports Seats and sit in it. That's all you need to do.
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