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Old 01-23-2013, 08:06 AM
Yellow Jacket Yellow Jacket is offline
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Location: Cumming, Iowa
Join Date: Feb 2012
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Mein Auto: 2012 550i
Originally Posted by Pashline View Post
I am conflicted. I am going to get a 550i this fall (ED) and would love to get manual transmission. OTOH I live where it snows and so feel like I need to get X Drive which means automatic transmission. Can someone talk me out of this?
We had a recent 12" snow here in Iowa and my 550i (stick, rear wheel drive only) performed like a champ- absolutely no issues at all. I had installed winter tires on dedicated rims and it performed better than a 318xi (a/s tires) that I had for a few days. I am completely confident with a stick, rear wheel drive with true winter tires.

Best regards,

John S.
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