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      04-16-2012, 09:01 PM   #45
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Where is this place at? Up north somewhere?
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      04-16-2012, 09:01 PM   #46
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Having said that, such a beautiful sight that you get to enjoy on your daily commute...on a 4WD or soft roader
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      04-17-2012, 06:35 AM   #47
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Mmm doesn't look too bad (from iPhone), tell me op what are the corrugations like?

Assuming its reasonably level I don't see any mechanical reason why you wouldn't, but I still wouldn't in a 3! I would in an x5 though.
It's actually rare to see corrugations on the roads that I normally drive on. As I said before the local shire do a pretty reasonable job!


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I'd also be concerned with passing cars throwing up stones and chipping the paintwork, windscreen etc...
I had a look this afternoon at the front of my Commodore and could only find one very small stone chip (plus a few bugs). I have owned it four years driving on the same roads as the pictures. I have however just got a new front windscreen (first one) that was cracked after some dumbarse overtook me just outside Perth on a newly sealed peice of road. He was in a SUV and must of thought I was driving too slow for him

"Drive to the conditions" applys anywhere

People around here are very good regarding passing oncoming cars / trucks etc as everyone slows down and pulls over a bit to the side. Plus a standard wave

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Where is this place at? Up north somewhere?
Central Wheatbelt. Western Australia.

Rayz:- I almost never pass anyone else to or from work. None of this stop/start bumper to bumper stuff for me
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      04-17-2012, 06:38 AM   #48
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Maybe go for an X5 30d. Or if you still want a 3 series then go for a 320d with wheels/tyres no bigger than 17" I reckon. With a commute like yours I assume you would like a diesel economy.
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      04-17-2012, 07:15 AM   #49
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Sounds to me like you might have already made up your mind. Enjoy your new BMW.
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That doesn't look too bad to me. I'd willingly drive 60+kph as long as i could get all suspension components tightened every 6-9 months and new shocks when required. 16" wheels with all terrain tyres would be my favourite mod :-)

Good luck hunting down your new vehicle. Let us know your preferred specs so we can assist you in finding the most suitable one. I hope you want idrive - it's worth its value (seeing as this is your first bmw).
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      04-17-2012, 10:27 AM   #51
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Central Wheatbelt. Western Australia.
You are in the same state but no where near me
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