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BMW 118d in Snow :( 15:42 - Feb 12 with 3209 viewswestwalesed

Now I know all the stereotypes about BMW drivers, but I promise I'm not one of them! At the age of 35 and years working in the charitable sector I finally managed to get a "grown up car" a few months ago. I easily drive 200 miles a day for work, so I wanted something comfortable to zip around in after years of clapped out Clios, Nissans and Daewoos.

Anyway - rear wheel drive, punchy engine, in the snow! Absolute fecking shambles! Even a hint of snow on the road and I'm sliding about all over the shop. And that's driving super carefully too!

Anyone got any advice for me????
I'm going to buy all weather tyres as soon as mine run out!

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BMW 118d in Snow :( on 17:31 - Feb 12 with 704 viewsItchySphincter

My advice would be to do your research. I've had two beamers and I love them but you wouldn't catch me driving one in the snow.

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BMW 118d in Snow :( on 17:34 - Feb 12 with 704 viewsItchySphincter

BMW 118d in Snow :( on 16:06 - Feb 12 by Neath_Jack

Part ex it for an Audi or a Merc.

BMW's are without doubt, far inferior to their competitors in my experience. I'd never buy another one anyway.


My wife has an Audi at the moment and I can't find fault with it but I wouldn't choose one over a BMW. Never owned a Merc, would like one but not C Class - had one as a company cat and it was sh!t.

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BMW 118d in Snow :( on 17:36 - Feb 12 with 704 viewsN_T_J

BMW 118d in Snow :( on 17:21 - Feb 12 by Darran

German crap get a Bentley.


One day 😂
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BMW 118d in Snow :( on 17:41 - Feb 12 with 691 viewsmonmouth

BMW 118d in Snow :( on 17:31 - Feb 12 by ItchySphincter

My advice would be to do your research. I've had two beamers and I love them but you wouldn't catch me driving one in the snow.


This.

Nowt against a Bento, but it is a subsidiary of VW of course...the poisonous motherf*ckers.
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BMW 118d in Snow :( on 18:07 - Feb 12 with 666 viewslondonlisa2001

BMW 118d in Snow :( on 17:21 - Feb 12 by Darran

German crap get a Bentley.


Is there a different Bentley then than the one that is part of Volkswagen?
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BMW 118d in Snow :( on 18:09 - Feb 12 with 659 viewslondonlisa2001

BMW 118d in Snow :( on 17:34 - Feb 12 by ItchySphincter

My wife has an Audi at the moment and I can't find fault with it but I wouldn't choose one over a BMW. Never owned a Merc, would like one but not C Class - had one as a company cat and it was sh!t.


I've had BMWs and Mercs and the BMWs are miles better in my opinion.

All personal preference though I guess.
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BMW 118d in Snow :( on 18:09 - Feb 12 with 657 viewsNeath_Jack

BMW 118d in Snow :( on 16:51 - Feb 12 by N_T_J

Plus they are shíthot on fuel i got a 2.0d 190bhp and we took it to London ploding along at 60/70mph and it returned 65mpg and normal around town it returns 50mpg.


Sorry, I will give BM's that, they are tidy on fuel (dependant on model and age).

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BMW 118d in Snow :( on 18:14 - Feb 12 with 644 viewssP7qupUf

No Saturday. We were 1-0 down and won through goals by Danny Graham and Gylfi. The one good thing was the goals were at our end and we were in the front row near the goal.
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BMW 118d in Snow :( on 18:15 - Feb 12 with 643 viewsDarran

BMW 118d in Snow :( on 18:07 - Feb 12 by londonlisa2001

Is there a different Bentley then than the one that is part of Volkswagen?


Don’t be silly. Americans bought Swansea City but they aren’t an American club.


Anyway this thread is about driving cars so you shouldn’t be in it.

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BMW 118d in Snow :( on 18:16 - Feb 12 with 639 viewsDarran

BMW 118d in Snow :( on 18:14 - Feb 12 by sP7qupUf

No Saturday. We were 1-0 down and won through goals by Danny Graham and Gylfi. The one good thing was the goals were at our end and we were in the front row near the goal.


Leave the drugs alone.

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BMW 118d in Snow :( on 18:21 - Feb 12 with 629 viewsDarran

BMW 118d in Snow :( on 18:09 - Feb 12 by Neath_Jack

Sorry, I will give BM's that, they are tidy on fuel (dependant on model and age).


Tell you what back in 2000 I was going to buy a BMW X5,there weren’t any in the country at the time they hadn’t officially been launched,Trainers got hold of a petrol 4.4 litre one and gave to me to try for 24 hours.
Thirsty fuçker it was.

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BMW 118d in Snow :( on 18:23 - Feb 12 with 623 viewsShaky

Try a few sandbags or some other reasonably heavy load in the boot. Used to work wonders in the old 3 series.

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BMW 118d in Snow :( on 18:27 - Feb 12 with 616 viewslondonlisa2001

BMW 118d in Snow :( on 18:15 - Feb 12 by Darran

Don’t be silly. Americans bought Swansea City but they aren’t an American club.


Anyway this thread is about driving cars so you shouldn’t be in it.


Some Bentleys are also made in Germany.
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BMW 118d in Snow :( on 18:37 - Feb 12 with 599 viewsdickythorpe

BMW 118d in Snow :( on 17:04 - Feb 12 by westwalesed

W really fecked me off today was that it was a crisp, clear Pembrokeshire day, then five minutes of heavy snow and hail out of nowhere, about an inch settled and I was utterly fecked!


Go to Gravells and test drive the Dacia Sandero Stepway and the Duster
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BMW 118d in Snow :( on 18:42 - Feb 12 with 593 viewsmax936

BMW 118d in Snow :( on 18:07 - Feb 12 by londonlisa2001

Is there a different Bentley then than the one that is part of Volkswagen?


what a bellend in he

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BMW 118d in Snow :( on 18:45 - Feb 12 with 588 viewsdickythorpe

BMW 118d in Snow :( on 18:21 - Feb 12 by Darran

Tell you what back in 2000 I was going to buy a BMW X5,there weren’t any in the country at the time they hadn’t officially been launched,Trainers got hold of a petrol 4.4 litre one and gave to me to try for 24 hours.
Thirsty fuçker it was.


Did you call her Max?
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BMW 118d in Snow :( on 18:49 - Feb 12 with 585 viewsDarran

BMW 118d in Snow :( on 18:45 - Feb 12 by dickythorpe

Did you call her Max?


Yes after the thirsty fuçker Max that posts on here.

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BMW 118d in Snow :( on 18:55 - Feb 12 with 572 viewsmonmouth

BMW 118d in Snow :( on 18:23 - Feb 12 by Shaky

Try a few sandbags or some other reasonably heavy load in the boot. Used to work wonders in the old 3 series.


I've actually learned something today. Thanks.

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BMW 118d in Snow :( on 18:57 - Feb 12 with 562 viewsN_T_J

BMW 118d in Snow :( on 18:55 - Feb 12 by monmouth

I've actually learned something today. Thanks.


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BMW 118d in Snow :( on 18:59 - Feb 12 with 559 viewsmonmouth

BMW 118d in Snow :( on 18:09 - Feb 12 by londonlisa2001

I've had BMWs and Mercs and the BMWs are miles better in my opinion.

All personal preference though I guess.


I agree wholeheartedly. Except for the runflat crap they insist on putting on the wheels, although I think Merc are also going down that road too.

45 to the gallon out of a 5.4s 0-60 3 litre twin turbo too. Cracking cars.

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BMW 118d in Snow :( on 19:00 - Feb 12 with 555 viewsBrynCartwright

The 320D estate with M pack I used to have was a great car and i really enjoyed driving it, but it was utterly useless in snowy conditions because of the rear wheel drive.

Are there ANY rear wheel drive cars good in snow conditions?

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BMW 118d in Snow :( on 19:00 - Feb 12 with 554 viewsmonmouth

BMW 118d in Snow :( on 18:57 - Feb 12 by N_T_J

😂


I mean it. In over 40 years of driving and carting around salt, shovels and chocks, no one has ever told me that.

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BMW 118d in Snow :( on 19:06 - Feb 12 with 545 viewsmax936

BMW 118d in Snow :( on 19:00 - Feb 12 by BrynCartwright

The 320D estate with M pack I used to have was a great car and i really enjoyed driving it, but it was utterly useless in snowy conditions because of the rear wheel drive.

Are there ANY rear wheel drive cars good in snow conditions?


Buy a set of Snow Socks they work well I'm told, work supplies them to us, but haven't had call to use them as of yet, other than that winterised tyres although for the amount of snow we get they are probably not worth the cost,

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BMW 118d in Snow :( on 20:51 - Feb 12 with 492 viewsShaky

BMW 118d in Snow :( on 19:00 - Feb 12 by monmouth

I mean it. In over 40 years of driving and carting around salt, shovels and chocks, no one has ever told me that.


Necessity is the mother of invention when skidding around on the frozen wastelands of the North (Circuluar).

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BMW 118d in Snow :( on 21:10 - Feb 12 with 470 viewsCooperman

My advice is:
1) Keep the car now that you've made the purchase.
2) Give up any hope of driving it when its snowed. Fortunately that doesn't happen very often.
3) Don't bother with winter tyres.
4) RWD can be a right handful on wet greasy roads as well so take it easy.
5) Familiarise yourself with the indicators and their functionality.
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