2002 BMW M3: Screwed
November 14, 2008
The usual amount of drool was dripping onto my "I <3 M3" T-shirt when I scored the keys to our 2002 long-termer the other night. That is, until I noticed the screw embedded in the driver-side rear tire. Zoinks! A visit to our friends at Stokes Tire Pros was clearly in order.
The puncture was perilously close to the sidewall, they informed us, but a replacement tire was going to run us in the neighborhood of (gulp!) $460 installed. We told 'em to give patching it a shot. They ended up being pleased with the patch job -- "Should be good for awhile," said the patch doctor -- so we're rolling with it for the time being.
Josh Sadlier, Associate Editor, Edmunds.com @ 63,890 miles