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Old 06-09-2005, 12:04 PM
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Taking new car on a trip..

Would you recommend taking a new E90 on a trip to vegas? I have almost 2600 miles on the car and am planning on driving to vegas over the weekend (600 miles roundtrip). I've already passed the breakin period. Should I just rent a car?
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Old 06-09-2005, 12:16 PM
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Old 06-09-2005, 12:19 PM
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600 miles aint that much, you should be fine
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Old 06-09-2005, 12:20 PM
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Sounds like a perfect trip. However, taking a car (any car) on a desert road trip traveling at high speeds on the highway you have to worry about damage to the front of the car due to sand/pebbles. This is a concern with any car and you need to ask people who travel that road about whether this kind of thing happens on the roads you're going to take (blowing sand, sand storms, etc).

My other concern would be a flat. The car has runflats and no spare, so if there is wheel damage, you won't be able to go anywere. So you need to have a plan on what to do on that sort of situation. E.g., whether you have BMW assist or a cell phone to call for help and whether there is wireless phone service along the way.
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Old 06-09-2005, 12:45 PM
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Thanks for the input. I guess I'll take it with me.
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Old 06-09-2005, 12:57 PM
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I'm going this weekend also! Leaving tomorrow
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Old 06-09-2005, 02:17 PM
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Vegas trip in the new bimmer is obligatory. Have fun.
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Is this a joke?

For Pete's sake...drive the car. I just finished driving from San Diego to Mendocino, up to Trinidad, CA and then a direct 14-Hour drive back to SD. Had a ball. Drove mountain twisties, dirt parking lots & other various "off the road venues"...nothing like those 100 degree days on the I5 out in the middle of cow-country. Never gave a thought to the lack of a spare tire or whether a rock was going to hit my car. 2800 miles later, I'm smiling a whole lot. Drive on and enjoy......
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My 1st road trip in my 330 will be Vegasssss baby, 1100 mi RT. Hopefully my car doesn't stay in Vegas as the commercial say.

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Is this a joke?
Yes,...a cruel joke to those of us still waiting on our ordered E90s
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Should've phrased the initial post differently. I'm the type that would normally just rent a car or fly.
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BMWs shouldn't be garage queens. They should be driven, everywhere you go.

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2K miles on my daily driver M3. First road trip is next week to the USGP. After that, a 2K+ mile road trip in July to Fort Collins and the Badlands.

BMWs shouldn't be garage queens. They should be driven, EVERYWHERE you go.

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