Bought a blue hatchback to replace my blue hatchback

Discussion in 'General' started by seftonm, Aug 22, 2017.

  1. Jay

    Jay Well-Known Member

    Wow! A station wagon! I didn't even know BMW imported them into NA. If you have not already done so, you should start a new thread so we can talk about your new ride for 8 pages over 3 years.:p

    And a car Scotty Kilmer would not apporve of. I too lust after a vehicle Scotty Kilmer would not approve of.
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  2. EdwinTheMagnificent

    EdwinTheMagnificent Legend In His Mind

    No BMW station wagons in the USA anymore. The closest we get is the X1 or X2.
    The X1 xdrive28i ( I think that's the name) starts at $37,400 and is EPA rated
    at 23/31. It has the 228 hp version of their excellent 2.0 four-cylinder.
    Of course , it's too tall and wheels and tires are too big.
    But......whatcha gonna do ?
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  3. Jay

    Jay Well-Known Member

    Car and Driver says the 330i Touring is discontinued in Canada too. Another wagon bites the dust.
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  4. seftonm

    seftonm Veteran Staff Member

    Yup, 2019 was the last model year for the 3-series wagon in North America. The new generation Golf wagon isn't coming over here anymore either.
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  5. litesong

    litesong litesong

    That’s too bad.
  6. litesong

    litesong litesong

    Looking at my Consumer Reports, across the line, Honda is weak on In-Car Electronics, power equipment, Noises/Leaks. Intermittent problems in other systems.
  7. litesong

    litesong litesong

    Oh............ You don’t believe me about the advantage of my used over-sized (& tall) tires.:D:confused:
  8. RedylC94

    RedylC94 Well-Known Member

    Tires, like people, can be too big without being too tall.
  9. Trollbait

    Trollbait Well-Known Member

    There was even a diesel BMW wagon available here.
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  10. seftonm

    seftonm Veteran Staff Member

    Yes, I thought about that one. Reviews didn't seem that impressed with the engine's smoothness or quietness, so I decided to go with the gasoline version.
  11. litesong

    litesong litesong

    My used tires on my 2 small & medium sized economy cars have been as much as 30mm wider & 1.5 to 2.2 inches taller than standard. Never on hard bumps have they ever touched wheel wells in total 100,000+ miles of driving. All used over-sized tires have given superior bump smoothing, comfort, handling & traction to standard tires. I will never have new, store-bought tires, again. New tire dealers would never mount such sizes on my cars. Matter of fact, they would NOT even mount very slightly larger tires than the small, designated standard tires.
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  12. litesong

    litesong litesong

    . Well……….this year+ old post of mine just proved to me how little I have driven since ccp coronavirus pandemic hit the World. Haven’t calculated, but I think my phrase about used tires, “in total 100,000+ miles of driving”, still applies. Maybe, as of now, I got 110,000 miles of driving on my used tires. Most all my driving is elective during my retirement. It just hit me how little I’ve driven in the ccp coronavirus ERA. Tho most of my driving are shorter pleasure drives, often I would say to myself, if I broke down along side the road, I’d have to unnecessarily have lots of contact with people before I got home. Thinking that, I often elected not to go for a drive. I really really miss a lot of Northwest driving.

    Its funny tho. Recently, I’ve been thinking about getting an Electric Vehicle. With the ability to FREE charge the EV for me, & my 100% use of used tires, I can drive nearly FREE. I envisioned 40,000 miles of travel(more?) per year with the EV. But, the same potential problem can occur…. The car breaking down & a lot of unnecessary people contact.
    It’s really depressing! I really wish everyone would get vaccinated & take other preventative measures to crush ccp coronavirus!
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