2008 BMW 3 Series 335i Convertible 3.0L twin turbo from North America
I hate my BMW
Within the last 6 months, I have needed to replace 5 tires and 3 wheels. BMW claims that this is standard wear and tear. I have never had tire/wheel problems like this before. DO NOT BUY A BMW!!!
It would be a good car if it functioned properly. I have spoken with tire specialists, friends and dealers, and they all confirm that these are normal problems.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No
Review Date: 28th October, 2010
28th Oct 2010, 19:48
Ditch the run flat tyres (RFTs) that are fitted as standard on your car and you should get over this issue.
The RFTs are a proverbial pain to live with as they spoil the ride, cost an arm and a leg to replace, and are prone to rapid/uneven wear.
However, BMW (in all its infinite wisdom) insists on fitting them as standard.
18th May 2011, 19:19
Problem is not your car but tires you are using. If you have run flats, then get rid of them. I have 530i with Dunlop performance tires and they are running great. Second year now.
21st May 2016, 21:48
Can't believe one would judge a car by its tires or rims. First, all cars use the same tires unless you want to have the junk called 'run flat tire'. Get normal tires as other say above, ASAP. If the wheels have issues and crack, get a set of some quality aftermarket ones; surely will cost half the price of those BMW is selling at the dealer.