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      10-29-2012, 12:27 PM   #1
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F30 RWD+ Winter?

Well I'm sorta on a budget for my car. If i get RWD 335i I can get HUD, Premium Package and maybe msport but if I get 335i AWD I can only get Premium Package. But what winter tires have you guys been using on your F30? Is winter tires and RWD run fine in the winter time? I'm in toronto.
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      10-29-2012, 01:42 PM   #2
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Just curious, are you looking to hold onto the vehicle for a long time, or resale in a few years? Reason I ask, and keep in mind I dont live anywhere near Toronto, is if you are looking for resale, will a rear wheel drive vehicle have many interested potential buyers? I live in Colorado, winters here can be hit or miss, but one thing is common - Snow. I refuse to own anything other than all wheel drive personally, but the wife has a front wheel drive car...I don't know...something to at least think about (even though I did not answer your question at all
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Well I'm sorta on a budget for my car. If i get RWD 335i I can get HUD, Premium Package and maybe msport but if I get 335i AWD I can only get Premium Package. But what winter tires have you guys been using on your F30? Is winter tires and RWD run fine in the winter time? I'm in toronto.
We have done multiple winter tires on RWD BMWs and have never heard of any traction or difficulty during winter. AWD is always better for winter conditions, but some have done fine with RWD and a good winter package.
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Well I'm sorta on a budget for my car. If i get RWD 335i I can get HUD, Premium Package and maybe msport but if I get 335i AWD I can only get Premium Package. But what winter tires have you guys been using on your F30? Is winter tires and RWD run fine in the winter time? I'm in toronto.
Blizzak LM-60s on your RWD should be fine.
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We have done multiple winter tires on RWD BMWs and have never heard of any traction or difficulty during winter. AWD is always better for winter conditions, but some have done fine with RWD and a good winter package.
I've done winters with FWD's and RWD's...and AWD's.

I found myself doing stupider $hit with the AWD's, since I knew I had a "safety"...with that said, in CT, i counted on my hand only 5 days out of the year where I had to go to work when there was some risk of snow/snow on the ground.

AWD, with global warming, has become optional for me in CT - not worth the extra weight or MPG.
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