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      02-15-2013, 03:17 AM   #23
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people it is just a 3 series..not to metion the last gen...lol
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      02-15-2013, 04:00 AM   #24
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You have to really neglect the salt in your car for it effect it.
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      02-15-2013, 06:06 AM   #25
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      02-15-2013, 09:06 AM   #26
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Wow op. Been there. Looks like those headlight washers are doing a poor job at keeping the lenses clean.




My 3 series stays in my garage during the winter.
Some of you may think it's crazy but to me, I've been there and done that with a nice car. Salt rust the rotors, gets all up in the engine bay and under body. I rather preserve and protect my investment. I'm fortunate enough to be able to have a second car to drive.
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      02-15-2013, 09:32 AM   #27
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I know the danger is greater of some idiot driving into us in the winter; but I'd rather that happen to me in a modern safe BMW versus an old clunker. I love cars, but value my own life above a car, which can be easily replaced
This is exactly it! Why drive a clunker car when you will be SOO much safer in your BMW.

Plus you then have added costs for Gas, Insurance, the actual clunker... VS simply buying snow tires.
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I drove my 335i for three harsh, salty, snowy Calgary winters.
I have driven an E90 for the past six years, and wouldnt have it any other way. Perfect DD year round.
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      02-15-2013, 09:49 AM   #28
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335i is a great winter beater, especially with RWD.
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      02-15-2013, 10:39 AM   #29
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it doesn't bother me to much... i wash mine every week, if i see that much salt I'll wash it right away.

I have a season pass for car washes though... 90 days and it works out to 2.50 a wash... you always have to make sure you winter prep your car though.
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      02-15-2013, 11:14 AM   #30
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Holy salt stains, Batman!!
Your city needs to change its road salting directives!
Where the heck do you live? Toronto was WHITE from salt before last weeks rain.
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      02-15-2013, 11:29 AM   #31
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      02-15-2013, 11:36 AM   #32
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Damn wash that thing!!!
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      02-15-2013, 11:36 AM   #33
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Wow and to think I complain about salt in Maryland...that's an entirely different level.
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Just run it through those Laser Washes often and you will be fine
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      02-15-2013, 12:25 PM   #35
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Where the heck do you live? Toronto was WHITE from salt before last weeks rain.
Ottawa too.. I buy a Petro wash card and wash my car in the touchless wash almost daily, swapping the car to my wife to wash her mini every couple days. I also Krown the car every year and inspect for rusty hardware or chips.. I find them every spring and repair them.

I don't think the southerners can appreciate the amount of salt on the road, or why we need it, but damn it makes a mess of stuff.

I have an E30 that's parked until the rain has fully washed the salt off the road for this reason.
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      02-15-2013, 12:41 PM   #36
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people it is just a 3 series..not to metion the last gen...lol
Reminds me of a thread back in 2007, where someone was saying how a 328i was so lowly with its 200 lbs. ft. etc. etc. etc. (a 335i owner), and someone with a 2k6 325i said 325i owners might as well just shoot ourselves...lol

If you like it, and it means something to you, you have every right to take care of your stuff....
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      02-15-2013, 09:23 PM   #37
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Unfortunately Quebec is known for there use of road salt and as a result the rest of Canada tends to steer clear of any car from that province, all the aluminum is corroded with a thick chalky residue and corrosion, not to mention every other piece of metal on the car.....sorry.
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      02-15-2013, 11:59 PM   #38
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Reminds me of a thread back in 2007, where someone was saying how a 328i was so lowly with its 200 lbs. ft. etc. etc. etc. (a 335i owner), and someone with a 2k6 325i said 325i owners might as well just shoot ourselves...lol

If you like it, and it means something to you, you have every right to take care of your stuff....
won't lie to you, i am jealous of you 335 guys. long story short, found an awesome deal, couldn't pass it up. i love my car too. people keep telling me to debadge it i'm like, why? anyone who knows what a 335 is is going to know that they have dual outlet exhaust, who am i trying to fool here?
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      02-16-2013, 09:28 AM   #39
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good coat of wax in the fall, routine hand washes at the self wash stalls, you're good to go. it does get plenty crusty though, i commute 21 miles each way on the PA turnpike/rt. 1. gets ugly. i also keep a good coat of poorboy's wheal sealant on the wheels really helps with the brake dust

blackbeast you had RUST on an e90?!
yeah it was on my 2006 325. it. started last year on the inner lower front corner of the driver door. i tried to wash my car after every snow storm but the storms were very frequent. around where i live there is a layer of salt on the road at all times and they are constantly spraying that magnesium chloride. rotors were getting rusty also. if you drive any car in the winter around here it will get ruined by either salt or potholes.
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      02-16-2013, 09:38 AM   #40
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lol i saw this and im going to wash my car now :l
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      02-16-2013, 09:44 AM   #41
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Ugh... looks just like my car. I think I'm going to have to find a touchless wash that's open; the DIY hand wash bay place down the street isn't open when it's too close to freezing I don't dare take it through a non-brushless car wash after having a paint correction done...
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      02-16-2013, 01:42 PM   #42
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won't lie to you, i am jealous of you 335 guys. long story short, found an awesome deal, couldn't pass it up. i love my car too. people keep telling me to debadge it i'm like, why? anyone who knows what a 335 is is going to know that they have dual outlet exhaust, who am i trying to fool here?
If power was what you were after, then no "deal" should have been good enough to change your mind.

And debadge? Oh my god lol. To fool people that we have 70 more hp?
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      02-16-2013, 03:04 PM   #43
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I live in Idaho and it snows here as well, plus I park outside....to me that just means wash my car MORE not less...
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      02-17-2013, 02:10 PM   #44
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Where the heck do you live? Toronto was WHITE from salt before last weeks rain.
True, but I don't think I've ever seen "salt barnacales" before! Ha. OP looks like his car took a swim in the ocean! I drive the GTA area daily, but only occasionally downtown. Barrie uses the liquid pre-snow stuff which seems ok, but the highways are using the rock-salt paint-destroyer crap now. Yuk!
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