2002 BMW M3 Long Term Road Test


2002 BMW M3: For Once...

December 09, 2008

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...I had nothing to do with missing tread on rear tires.

Above, is what remains of the tread on one of the rear tires on our 2002 BMW M3. No doubt these tires fell victim to gratuitous powerslides and general hooliganism brought about by our crack staff. I'm sure Ms. Riches' excellent adventure had a little something to do with it too.

While these tires would be perfectly safe for most of the year here in Southern California, the rainy season (read month) is fast approaching. Despite the fact that all California drivers are idiots, the roads and freeways here are notoriously bad in the rain. Improper drainage, poor lane markings along with massive hidden oil deposits that seep to the surface conspire to send everyone, even cars with fully treaded tires, careening into the wall when it's raining.

As much as I hate to err on the side of safety, it might be a good idea to buy some new tires.

Kurt Niebuhr, Photo Editor @ 62,550 miles

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