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Old 09-18-2012, 12:24 AM
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Help need E89 3.0 owners in Seattle

I'm looking for an owner in the Seattle area that has the sport package that would be willing to give us a ride in their car.

Why? We are looking to buy a preowned E89 and have yet to see one with the sport package. We did drive a 3.5 with the sport package and with the 19" wheels and the dreaded run flats on that car it is a bit harsh. So we are curious of the ride quality on the 18" wheels on the 3.0.

We would greatly appreciate any help you might be able to give us.

Pat
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Old 09-18-2012, 11:05 AM
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I'm looking for an owner in the Seattle area that has the sport package that would be willing to give us a ride in their car.

Why? We are looking to buy a preowned E89 and have yet to see one with the sport package. We did drive a 3.5 with the sport package and with the 19" wheels and the dreaded run flats on that car it is a bit harsh. So we are curious of the ride quality on the 18" wheels on the 3.0.

We would greatly appreciate any help you might be able to give us.

Pat
Sorry, I can't help because I'm not in the Seattle area but I did test drive a new 35is with 19" wheels and run-flats. Driving over a lane indicator on the freeway felt like I had hit a large pothole! I ended up buying a 35is with 18" wheels and have been very satisfied with the ride. At 19,000 miles I replaced the tires with Michelin PS2 run-flats and the ride is even better as well as the handling.
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Old 09-18-2012, 11:15 PM
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Thanks Z4golfer, that's useful information. Should be making an offer on a 35i tomorrow, wish us luck.
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