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First generation BMW X1 availbe as a X1 28i with either sDrive (RWD) or xDrive (AWD) or the US exclusive I6 N55 powered X1 35i xDrive.

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Old 05-24-2013, 12:53 PM
Supagoat Supagoat is offline
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Most of the add-ons don't make sense for me to get with the mileage I'm going to put on and I'm fine with waxing it myself... Want opinions on 2 things:

- Wheel protection. While I don't doubt the dealer's claims that this usually pays out 2:1, I'm guessing that a lot of the people buying it are getting it for M cars with rubber band tires and 20" wheels... I'm getting the M Sport 18" wheels with 225 45s, and I've never had a problem with road hazards causing damage to my wheels or tires on my 22545R17s. Is there something about run flats or, as the dealer says, the softness of the wheel alloy that I should get this coverage? I'm guessing not.

- Clear bra... I'm kind of wishing I'd gotten this on my Miata as I've discovered its paint is absurdly soft and it's low to the ground and has already gotten chipped a couple times in 6 months of driving it. However, the X1 is much higher and it seems like it may not be an issue. Opinions?
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Old 05-24-2013, 02:14 PM
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I would skip both. I have never had any issues with RFT in my VW. The clear bra I would pass too but that is more of a personal choice.
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Old 05-24-2013, 02:17 PM
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- Wheel protection. While I don't doubt the dealer's claims that this usually pays out 2:1
You don't? That would be an interesting business model.
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Old 05-24-2013, 02:18 PM
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you don't? That would be an interesting business model.
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Old 05-24-2013, 02:57 PM
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You don't? That would be an interesting business model.
Hehe well what I mean is if you slice the data the right way, I bet he's telling the truth. So if you only consider cars with big rims and thin tires then he's probably right, but yes if that held true across the entire range I agree it'd be an interesting business model.
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Old 05-24-2013, 06:01 PM
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I got the wheel protection since I live in a new developement under construction. I pulled two nails out of my car I traded in and plugged those holes. Given that they are RFT I opted for wheel protection. It is actually great piece of mind, especially when I go off road. And by off road I mean on the grass.


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