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      07-20-2013, 08:40 AM   #45

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Aside from the lifelong teasing you'll get from your wife if you break down... A stranded BMW in certain back-woods areas of the US will illicit little sympathy.

I think of that scene in National Lampoon's Vacation when Chevy Chase has to get the car fixed in the middle of the desert...

Honestly, your rental car analysis sounds pretty good. A few hundred bucks for no wear and tear on either car is a win in my book.
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      07-20-2013, 04:08 PM   #46

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Originally Posted by idrift4wd View Post
7200 miles is no joke. i say rent a car and do it! save the miles on both cars!
I never understand this theory. The car you are already paying for is going to depreciate whether you use it or not, you might as well use it. The cost of the 2-week rental would pay for a new waterpump on the BMW...

Having had a Jeep Compass for a week long rental, I say take the BMW. If you want to be safe, change that pump and the hoses first. The $200 in gas saved is a good chunk of the pump too, since it sounds like the OP is a a DIY sort of guy.
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also '17 VW GTI Sport, '95 Land Rover Discovery, '74 Triumph Spitfire
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