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Would you put a tow Hitch on your BMW 3 Series?

  • YES, I would subject my BMW to abuse

    Votes: 31 44.3%
  • NO, I would never subject my BMW to abuse

    Votes: 21 30.0%
  • Buy a X5 or X3

    Votes: 3 4.3%
  • Buy a Pickup truck or SUV

    Votes: 15 21.4%
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barcus said:
Would you put a tow hitch on your BMW 3 series???
You mean you need people to affirm your perspective?

You'd better have more than a yes or no poll:
1) No, never.
2) No, the parts to do it right aren't available.
3) Yes, for a small trailer.
4) Sure, I'll tow a boat.
 

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I would (and did). You can do a search, but Da'Lan (I think that's how
it's spelled) makes one that fits nicely. If you're in the Philly area, I
can recommend a shop that'll install it.
 

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barcus said:
atleast someone agrees with me "Thanks"

:)
It's just a car. It's not even a particularly special car.

Tools are meant to be used.
 

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For other sick perverts like me, if you do a search for Trailer Hitch on google, you should get a link to hitch-web. They've sold me two hitches and have an automated engine that will give you the selection of hitches for your vehicle of choice, suggest ancillaries you will need, etc. No, I don't have any affiliation with them! :)

As far as the poll phrasing goes, if anyone actually believes this is horrible abuse, please note that there are widely circulated test shots of the E90 wagon doing winter testing with a bloody great tow hitch on it. Hitches are commonly used in Europe and no one has a cow over them, so I conclude that American BMW owners believe they are somehow declasse.

Of course, if you are stuck behind a BMW towing a motor home at 15 mph through the Verdun Gorge, then I think violence is warranted. ;)

creed said:
I would (and did). You can do a search, but Da'Lan (I think that's how
it's spelled) makes one that fits nicely. If you're in the Philly area, I
can recommend a shop that'll install it.
 

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Yep, I put a hitch on my 325it too. Use it with a bike rack and functionally it's no different than when I was using this bike rack on our previous Volvo XC90.

I'd say if you need it and want it, then do it. It's afterall, just a car, a really fun car than can be very versatile.

-travis
'01 325iT
 

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creed said:
I would (and did). You can do a search, but Da'Lan (I think that's how
it's spelled) makes one that fits nicely. If you're in the Philly area, I
can recommend a shop that'll install it.
What shop is that? (*hitch haters, look away now!!!! Janet jackson mental scarring moment ahead!!!*) My hitch is in my hall closet and I want to get it installed now that winter seems to be gone.
 

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barcus said:
yah its just a car go buy a pontiac or a ford then...subject those cars to a tow hitch...

its a BMW
No, because I have more fun in my BMWs. Doesn't change the fact that it's a tool that meant to be USED.
 

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barcus said:
Would you put a tow hitch on your BMW 3 series???
Why not? Ever been to Europe? Tons of 3 series over there have hitches.
It's not an icon to be worshiped, it's a car. Get over it.
 

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Scott ZHP said:
Why not? Ever been to Europe? Tons of 3 series over there have hitches.
It's not an icon to be worshiped, it's a car. Get over it.
I will never forget the 316ti towing a double horse trailer. :thumbup:
 

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barcus said:
well we are in america...big difference. I would not put a tow hitch on my car...I would buy a SUV or Truck to pull something.
WTF does being in America have to do with it? These cars cost a hell of a lot more over there than they do here. That's nonsense.
 

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WTF kinda jacked up poll is this?
 

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bren said:
What is it about towing a small trailer that's so abusive? :dunno: :rolleyes:
Driving it like an old lady or following BMW's maintenance schedule is far more abusive.
 

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Discussion Starter · #20 ·
nothing about towing a small trailer anything that is eing towed on a 3 series coupe and sedan (not wagon) is weird looking...bmw is a performance car not a towing car...buy a SUV or a truck if you are going to tow a BOAT
 
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