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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 01-22-2005, 07:43 PM
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Snow tires and Euro Delivery

Ok, so I just read through the posts about summer tires and snow. Now I'm terrified because I'm doing ED in February. We're trying to go down to Italy to avoid snow, but I'm sure it can't be avoided in the Alps on the way down. Is there a way to get snow tires on loan for a few days in Germany/Italy? No don't laugh at me!
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I'll be there in mid March with the M3. I understand that winter in Germany is over by then, but none-the-less, we're not using the car for our voyage to Milan from Munich. We're taking the rail. The car will be on a boat by then.
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Ok, so I just read through the posts about summer tires and snow. Now I'm terrified because I'm doing ED in February. We're trying to go down to Italy to avoid snow, but I'm sure it can't be avoided in the Alps on the way down. Is there a way to get snow tires on loan for a few days in Germany/Italy? No don't laugh at me!
Are you dropping the car off in Italy? If so, be aware that they are the only drop-off stop where they drive the car back up to Germany.
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No I plan to drop it back off in Munich. I just wanted to go to Italy for a few days, since there's less likely to be snow in Italy than anywhere else. Still can anyone comment on the drive from Munich to Italy?
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Check this posting. You will probably be fine driving in February as long as you stick to the Autobahn/Autostrada.
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I would not want to do the Brenner Pass in February if it is snowing. You may have to rent snow chains just to take the Autobahn over the pass. It is a beautiful drive when the weather is nice.
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They keep the highways very clear over there... I've done European Delivery with Volvo, and it's a great experience.... The autobahns are fun, even in a Cross Country wagon... Anyway, Germany is known for its great highway system, and you should be fine, like the others said, if you stick to the Autobahn.... Have fun!
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