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      06-27-2005, 12:19 PM   #1
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Argh! I made a mistake in Ordering!

Hey All,

I was just reading the thread about interior options re the sunshade and folding rear seats and it dawned on me...did I mistake the coldweather package's opening thru the rear seat for folding rear seat option? I assumed(like an @ss!) that folding rear seats was standard and the ski opening was the option. Oh well, if I can't get that, it won't dampen my joy for the car when she arrives.

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      06-27-2005, 12:35 PM   #2
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Oddly, BMW offers both the 60/40 split fold and ski 'pass thru' opening in its Cold Weather Pkg, along with heated seats and the retractable headlight washers.

I agree with you, I think the 60/40 split folds should be standard.
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If you got the cold weather package, then you got the fold down seats (and the ski pass-thru).

The fold down seats are great -- I have my driver seat Waaaaaay back ('cause I'm tall), and I thought that the fold down seats were going to force me to move my seat forward, but they folded down just fine (a bit snugly, but fine nonetheless)
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I didn't get fold-down seats, something that I really wish I had. I have never NOT had fold down seats in a car before, but I found a car that I wanted that had everything else I wanted, and was the right color, so I bought it.

I really can't imagine anyone NOT wanting folding seats, so I am a little disappointed in BMW about this. (Standard option in every Audi and VW I think).

However, I'll bet that it will be nearly impossible to find an e90 on a dealer lot (other than one like mine from the original shipments) that doesn't have fold down seats, unless it is specially ordered without them by an individual.

I just can't see dealers not adding the $450 fold-down seat option on every car they order for stock. It's so inexpensive, and adds a lot more loading flexibility to the car. Cold weather package is more expensive, and includes the fold-down seats, so it may not be as popular, but I expect nearly every dealer ordered car to have at least fold-down seats starting from about August on.
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my salesman mentioned something about the 60/40 not being standard due to eventual rattling and looseness associated with it? I never onced used it on my previous car so didnt matter much to me......
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my salesman mentioned something about the 60/40 not being standard due to eventual rattling and looseness associated with it? I never onced used it on my previous car so didnt matter much to me......
Well, I had them in my 9 year old Jetta and they never rattled, so I sure hope that BMW could design them not to rattle and get loose over time. I think that the rear seat back could help add to the stiffness of the chassis of the car, but with the e90, the chassis should be plenty stiff even with fold-down seats.

One major reason I didn't like the Mitsubishi Evo was the lack of fold down seats, so I kind of feel like a hippocrite for getting an e90 without them.... But the rest of the car was so good, I can live with it. I just have to get surf racks now.
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I ordered the fold-down rear seats. I use it all the time for carrying bigger items and find it extremely useful.
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