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Old 12 Apr 2004, 12:42 am
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Default BMW Comment & TL Tires

As I was walking our dog through the neighborhood tonight, I talked with one
of our neighbors who just bought a new 3 series BMW for his wife. He made
an interesting statement about BMWs. He said that although he liked to
drive it, he didn't like to ride in it. He thought is was a too rough
riding. Has anyone else ever heard this criticism?

As my wife and I almost always share driving on trips, I guess I am glad we
chose the TL. Other than this darn tire issue, it's been flawless. My
Acura dealer has my new Turanza EL42s, but can't swap them for Michelins. I
think I will let them install the new tires and see if the vibration issue
remains. If it does, what will Acura do then? Continue to provide an
endless supply of Bridgestone EL42s? I wonder...

- Russ in Santa Barbara


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Old 12 Apr 2004, 07:33 am
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"RLL" <rlombardo@cox.net> wrote in message
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> As I was walking our dog through the neighborhood tonight, I talked with

one
> of our neighbors who just bought a new 3 series BMW for his wife. He made
> an interesting statement about BMWs. He said that although he liked to
> drive it, he didn't like to ride in it. He thought is was a too rough
> riding. Has anyone else ever heard this criticism?


That was my one of my conclusions following the test drive of an 04 325xi.

>
> My
> Acura dealer has my new Turanza EL42s, but can't swap them for Michelins.


Can't, or won't?....


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Old 12 Apr 2004, 11:24 am
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Regarding the tire swap ...

Apparently once tires are delivered to the dealer, they are no longer new
and cannot be exchanged for another brand. The service advisor tried
several tire dealers in Ventura CA, but all said the same thing -- they
cannot sell them as new once the dealer received them.

He did mention an alternative. He suggested that I purchase the Michelins
and bring my EL42s back to him. He would then give me the four new Turanzas
that I could sell. The thought of lugging around old and new tires in the
TL is not too appealing to me though. And who knows what the market for
used tires is ...

- Russ in SB

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> "RLL" <rlombardo@cox.net> wrote in message
> news:x6pec.19150$ZH2.15917@fed1read06...
> > As I was walking our dog through the neighborhood tonight, I talked with

> one
> > of our neighbors who just bought a new 3 series BMW for his wife. He

made
> > an interesting statement about BMWs. He said that although he liked to
> > drive it, he didn't like to ride in it. He thought is was a too rough
> > riding. Has anyone else ever heard this criticism?

>
> That was my one of my conclusions following the test drive of an 04 325xi.
>
> >
> > My
> > Acura dealer has my new Turanza EL42s, but can't swap them for

Michelins.
>
> Can't, or won't?....
>
>



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