E90Post
 


GetBMWParts
 
BMW 3-Series (E90 E92) Forum > BMW E90/E92/E93 3-series General Forums > Regional Forums > Canada > WHo keeps their car indoors during the winter?



Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
      12-02-2009, 01:59 AM   #1
mimik
Private First Class
 
mimik's Avatar
 
Drives: 2006 BMW 325xi Blue Monaco
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Montreal

Posts: 151
iTrader: (0)

WHo keeps their car indoors during the winter?

Just was curious how many protect their cars by keeping it in an indoor heated/unheated garage for the winter months?

Or those tempo tentlike canvasses?

Does it make a huge difference to the shine of the car if it is exposed to winter?
mimik is offline   Canada
0
Reply With Quote
      12-02-2009, 02:17 AM   #2
335ifanatic
Major
 
335ifanatic's Avatar
 
Drives: 12' 750i, 14' Bentley GTC V8
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Canada

Posts: 1,069
iTrader: (1)

I keep my car in my garage year around, my parents new Accord has been outside since last winter and the paint looks very dull.
335ifanatic is offline  
0
Reply With Quote
      12-02-2009, 04:30 AM   #3
ELITE_TRAYUNZE
Captain
 
ELITE_TRAYUNZE's Avatar
 
Drives: AW 07 E90 328i Sport
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: Vancouver, BC

Posts: 616
iTrader: (1)

If you want to take good care of your car, keep it in a heated-garage all year round.
ELITE_TRAYUNZE is offline   Canada
0
Reply With Quote
      12-02-2009, 05:08 AM   #4
PBureno
Private First Class
 
Drives: BMW
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Earth

Posts: 178
iTrader: (0)

Ouch no garage here

Would you think getting a white-car would be better without a garage, as opposed to JB/Black Sapphire or does it really not make a difference?
PBureno is offline  
0
Reply With Quote
      12-02-2009, 08:16 AM   #5
CHCCubs
Lieutenant Colonel
 
CHCCubs's Avatar
 
Drives: 2013 BMW 328i xDrive Sport
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Toronto, ON, Canada

Posts: 1,713
iTrader: (0)

I park in a garage at home and at work, but of course driving between the two means my car ends up coated with salt and dirt all winter.
__________________

2013 BMW 328i xDrive Sport Line
Mineral Grey on Everest Grey
CHCCubs is offline   Latvia
0
Reply With Quote
      12-02-2009, 09:28 AM   #6
Taryon
Private
 
Taryon's Avatar
 
Drives: 2009 BMW 335i xDrive
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Mississauga, ON

Posts: 98
iTrader: (1)

I always garage my car while at home and usually try to use the parking structure at work. Sometimes I can't help it though when I'm at a client site and they just have an open parking lot
Taryon is offline   Canada
0
Reply With Quote
      12-02-2009, 09:51 AM   #7
Hedges
Major General
 
Hedges's Avatar
 
Drives: 12 C63 AMG
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Toronto

Posts: 5,181
iTrader: (8)

+1 I park my car in garage at night but during the day its outside!
Hedges is offline  
0
Reply With Quote
      12-02-2009, 09:56 AM   #8
sathees siva
$*~TIVU EMPIRE~*$
 
sathees siva's Avatar
 
Drives: 2008 335i E92
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: Toronto, Canada

Posts: 2,196
iTrader: (2)

I park my car inside the garage and it is fully insulated. When I get into my car in the middle of winter the dial still shows about +10 Degrees.

I never park it outside @ home.
__________________
Retired: 08 E92 335i
sathees siva is offline   Canada
0
Reply With Quote
      12-02-2009, 10:38 AM   #9
2kaccordocoupe
Colonel
 
2kaccordocoupe's Avatar
 
Drives: 2009 335i E92 Coupe
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: GTA

Posts: 2,721
iTrader: (2)

Garage List
2009 e92 335i  [0.00]
Garage for me, the temp is never goes below ~+5
__________________
2009 335i E92 Coupe
Manual/Navigation/Executive/Audiophile/Sport/19s
Alpine White/Coral Red Dakota
2kaccordocoupe is offline   Canada
0
Reply With Quote
      12-02-2009, 12:35 PM   #10
mimik
Private First Class
 
mimik's Avatar
 
Drives: 2006 BMW 325xi Blue Monaco
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Montreal

Posts: 151
iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by 2kaccordocoupe View Post
Garage for me, the temp is never goes below ~+5

Thanks. I also heard a heated garage is one to avoid as it speeds up the oxidation process of the salt on your car. Best is unheated.
mimik is offline   Canada
0
Reply With Quote
      12-02-2009, 01:53 PM   #11
jasonintoronto
Captain
 
Drives: 2007 335i coupe (sold)
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: toronto

Posts: 703
iTrader: (0)

sure if you have oxidation then heat will speed it up, but that happens in the summer months too. stop oxidation before it happens!
__________________
2007 Porsche Carrera 4
2007 BMW 335i Coupe (SOLD)
jasonintoronto is offline   Canada
0
Reply With Quote
      12-02-2009, 01:54 PM   #12
perfectg
I pwn u
 
Drives: 2012 Audi Q5
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: Vancouver, BC

Posts: 841
iTrader: (0)

Garage List
2008 335i  [0.00]
inside an unheated garage
__________________
perfectg is offline   Canada
0
Reply With Quote
      12-02-2009, 02:05 PM   #13
hokie4life03
VT Bimmer
 
hokie4life03's Avatar
 
Drives: 2006 330i
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: Fairfax, VA

Posts: 181
iTrader: (0)

Garage List
2002 Infiniti Qx4  [0.00]
2006 330i  [0.00]
I keep mine in the garage all year round and only drive it on the weekends. I have a '90 Camry I drive back and forth to work, so the Bimmer stays nice and clean!
__________________
'06 330i - Jet Black w/ Black Leather Interior - 6MT - Premium, Sport, & Cold Weather Package - Park Distance Control - Rear Deck Lid Spoiler - CF Front Splitters - Aluminum Pedals Blackline Tail Lights - aFe Inake - LUX Angel Eyes

"Lead, follow, or get the hell out of my way!"
hokie4life03 is offline   United_States
0
Reply With Quote
      12-02-2009, 02:06 PM   #14
Andrew@DTUK
Banned
 
Andrew@DTUK's Avatar
 
Drives: 2011 Valencia Orange 1M
Join Date: May 2009
Location: County Durham UK

Posts: 592
iTrader: (1)

Send a message via MSN to Andrew@DTUK
My E91 was detailed 3 weeks ago, and its now snuggled up at work on my 1,000 sqft unit...
Andrew@DTUK is offline   United Kingdom
0
Reply With Quote
      12-02-2009, 02:38 PM   #15
dpwr
Captain
 
Drives: a good one
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: Toronto

Posts: 853
iTrader: (0)

it's not a ferrari, you bought it to drive, so drive it, what's the point letting it sit and collect dust ?
dpwr is offline   No_Country
0
Reply With Quote
      12-02-2009, 02:45 PM   #16
Express
Major General
 
Express's Avatar
 
Drives: 06 330i
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: The Promise Land

Posts: 8,701
iTrader: (17)

Garage List
2006 BMW 330i  [4.15]
Quote:
Originally Posted by dpwr View Post
it's not a ferrari, you bought it to drive, so drive it, what's the point letting it sit and collect dust ?
i like you
Express is offline   Israel
0
Reply With Quote
      12-02-2009, 02:46 PM   #17
f30Seth
Futuristic
 
f30Seth's Avatar
 
Drives: f30 328i AW
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Seoul, Toronto

Posts: 774
iTrader: (1)

Quote:
Originally Posted by dpwr View Post
it's not a ferrari, you bought it to drive, so drive it, what's the point letting it sit and collect dust ?
+1
__________________
2007 E92 335i Jet Black -RETIRED-
2013 F30 328i Alpine White
f30Seth is offline   South Korea
0
Reply With Quote
      12-02-2009, 02:50 PM   #18
blum81
Private First Class
 
Drives: 09 335i Sedan/M-Sport Package
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Vancouver

Posts: 103
iTrader: (0)

I live in a condo in downtown vancouver so it's always in an underground parkade, although I'm moving out for 2 months for the olympics so it'll most likely be parked on the road during that time
__________________
09 Space Grey 335i Sedan
Packages:
Executive/M-Sport/Navigation/Audiophile
blum81 is offline  
0
Reply With Quote
      12-02-2009, 02:51 PM   #19
MOAB
Major
 
MOAB's Avatar
 
Drives: Porsche & BMW
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: Toronto

Posts: 1,077
iTrader: (0)

If you have a house in Toronto and you live south of Lawrence, good luck being able to garage your car. I have a single car garage and its full of crap, even with a good organization system. A house with a two gar garage is probably north of $2MM and many houses at that price range don't even have a garage!
__________________
March-November - '09 C4S (PDK, Akrapovic)
December-February - '00 323 (only mod - snow tires)
MOAB is offline   Canada
0
Reply With Quote
      12-02-2009, 03:53 PM   #20
grn.eyed.bandit
can you stand it?
 
grn.eyed.bandit's Avatar
 
Drives: 2009 TiAg X5 diesel
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: Richmond, BC

Posts: 297
iTrader: (2)

Quote:
Originally Posted by dpwr View Post
it's not a ferrari, you bought it to drive, so drive it, what's the point letting it sit and collect dust ?

exactly....and even if i did have a ferrari, i'd drive that too. the only way i'd keep a car in the garage to look at is if i had 2 of them...one for the garage, one for the road. statues are meant to sit, cars are meant to be driven!
__________________
__________

When I get sad, I stop being sad and be awesome

__________
grn.eyed.bandit is offline   Canada
0
Reply With Quote
      12-02-2009, 04:17 PM   #21
Kriston
The Ultimate Driving Machine
 
Kriston's Avatar
 
Drives: Like Donkey Kong on Roids
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Toronto

Posts: 2,241
iTrader: (4)

Mines parked in an unheated garage at home and heated garage at work. I do not drive it in the winter..
__________________
CHUCK NORRIS ON WHEELS

Kriston is offline   Canada
0
Reply With Quote
      12-02-2009, 04:42 PM   #22
DJKhan85
Major
 
DJKhan85's Avatar
 
Drives: 2011 4dr 6mt Golf GTI
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: Boston Massachusetts

Posts: 1,188
iTrader: (1)

I have to chime in here. Mine is parked outside and driven every day. I was going to park it for the winter but then storage + depreciation made me think twice. If it's going to depreciate, I want to drive it instead of losing money with it just sitting there.
__________________
2011 VW GTI 4dr-6mt-Sunroof-Nav-Xenons
OLD:
08 335i AW/CR/Poplar 6mt-ZSP-ZPP-ZCW-iPod-iDrive-PDC-Style 230s w/FK 452-Dinan LSD
DJKhan85 is offline   Trinidad_and_tobago
0
Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 08:52 AM.




e90post
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.0
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
1Addicts.com, BIMMERPOST.com, E90Post.com, F30Post.com, M3Post.com, ZPost.com, 5Post.com, 6Post.com, 7Post.com, XBimmers.com logo and trademark are properties of BIMMERPOST