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Old 10-16-2012, 04:55 PM
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Originally Posted by wmcilwain View Post
The general consensus on this forum is that it is worth it. !

I'll disagree.

The only way it 'pencils out' is:

if you stupidly believe all tires on BMWs are "un-patchable"


you buy tires from BMW at their retail prices.

To say that the "new 5 series with 19"+ rims and Goodyear tires apparently blows tires about every 1,000 miles!" is [edit] well breathtaking.

Here is how to handle the issue:

1. Dont buy the BMW package
2. DON'T drive on runflats once you get a warning. IMMEDIATELY ut air in it and get to a tire repair location
3. Have the repair patched.
4. When you get your new car, go to a big tire chain and ASK if you can buy a road hazard plan for these 4 brand new tires. Might cost $150.
5. From now on, when you replace tires get the road hazard plan.

Over the next 50k miles you will come out ahead.
Keep it as simple as possible...but no simpler.
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