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Old 01-31-2019, 05:53 PM
iamthewalrus iamthewalrus is offline
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Originally Posted by Autoputzer View Post
RTF's are only safe for about 50 miles of driving at no pressure. Beyond that, there can come apart. An RFT driven any distance at no pressure is supposed to be replaced. As you eluded to, the whole RFT and no spare logic goes out the window on a road trip.

My main reason for me buying BMW's is road trips. Because of the threats of parking lot dings and vandalism where I live (Bubbaville, Floriduh), I tend to drive my Cobalt more than my 535i around town.
Agreed 100%. The post above to which I was responding didn't make any sense. RFTs work fine in an urban environment, but I agree they're a problem on road trips. I was just sharing my urban experience where they worked as advertised.

For what it's worth, this is likely my last BMW. The Audi Q5 and Porsche Macan are just so compelling as compact SUVs. My X1 only has 26K miles on it, so I'm at least 5 years out from buying a new vehicle.
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