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E46 (1999 - 2006)
The fourth generation 3 Series (E46 chassis) was introduced in 1999 and set the standard for engineering and performance during it's years of production including being named to Car & Driver's 10 best list every one of those years! ! -- View the E46 Wiki

 
 
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Old 11-28-2012, 04:32 AM
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Tires "Just One Example"

There has been much debate about tires and this IS NOT ONE OF THEM.

Pure and simple this is one experience that I am sure will lift some eyebrows.

Most of you that know me know that I am firmly planted in Florida. I have lived at various locations up north, in the west and throughout Europe so I know cold and snow, I just don't like it any more..prefer shorts and flip-flops. So when it came time to re-up on tires I went with a summer type tire, ContiExtremeContact. These tires hug the road like a slot car. Dry, wet and standing water, they do very well overall and I am extremely pleased by there performance, and even more so after you learn what I am going to tell you.

So recently I had to travel for business and found myself on an interstate that was just closed behind me because of a winter blizzard. The only thing moving on those mountain roads were snow plows and an occasional tractor trailer and here I am on summer type tires.

Well the long and the short of itů.onward ho. Albeit with caution I was still passing everything on the road until the snow got so deep that only 1 lane was open and that one time I tried to pass a State Trooper who threw the lights on to dissuade me, which he did.

The bottom line is ContiExtremeContact appear to be excellent in the snow.

This is just one man's experience.
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