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Old 08-30-2011, 06:24 PM   #1
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Best BMW vert Cover, Parking outdoors

Hello All, unfortunately I am having to park my 05 bmw vert outside. I live in Michigan so the car will experience all 4 seasons. I was wondering what some good preventive ideas were to protect the car while its outside. Also, what is the best 4 season cover I can buy for it.
Thanks so much
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Old 08-30-2011, 07:15 PM   #2
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you can buy raggtopp cleaner and protectant, that should help a bunch, and i guess just buy the BMW car cover? or if youre super baller just get a hardtop
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Old 08-31-2011, 12:57 PM   #3
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I have an evolution 4 great for UV protection. But when it rains i have white dust on my whole car so I stopped using it. I got it from bav auto for 225 I think. I'm getting the Bavarian ultimate cover next week its cheaper and I think will keep all the water off. The evolution cover is too breathable to keep moisture out so I end up with (Coral dust) I live in the Keys. I'll see you my old cover real cheap. It has a little damage one rip under driverside mirror and the rear antena area the gromit came off so now its just a hole. If you want a cheap cover PM me.
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Old 08-31-2011, 01:27 PM   #4
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I have an evolution 4 great for UV protection. But when it rains i have white dust on my whole car so I stopped using it. I got it from bav auto for 225 I think. I'm getting the Bavarian ultimate cover next week its cheaper and I think will keep all the water off. The evolution cover is too breathable to keep moisture out so I end up with (Coral dust) I live in the Keys. I'll see you my old cover real cheap. It has a little damage one rip under driverside mirror and the rear antena area the gromit came off so now its just a hole. If you want a cheap cover PM me.
Hello, I'm just wondering, why don't you get the OEM bmw cover that they sell. It seems like a pretty good outdoor cover.
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Old 08-31-2011, 01:36 PM   #5
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Hello, I'm just wondering, why don't you get the OEM bmw cover that they sell. It seems like a pretty good outdoor cover.
Sure its great never looked into it. How much$$$
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Old 08-31-2011, 01:40 PM   #6
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Sure its great never looked into it. How much$$$
The cover is actually fair priced. From the dealer it's $193. You can find it cheaper from other places if you look around. Here is a link to the BMW website with the cover
http://www.shopbmwusa.com/ProductDet...&ProductId=125
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Old 09-02-2011, 08:11 PM   #7
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i was worried about hail so everyone i talked to recommended NOAH covers. http://www.carcoverusa.com/NOAH-Car-Cover.html

i have one and it works well, but i do have the dust problem and ive never had experience with any other covers. my biggest complaint is that the label that says "front" is hard to see (and fades within a few weeks)
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Old 09-06-2011, 07:10 AM   #8
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I will be looking for one my self for this fall/winter.. However I am also looking for something with padding, if there is such a thing. I live with tons of trees and acorns will trash your car fast (in my g/f case, break your windshield) Is there a good 4 season cover with padding?

So far looking at the Noah, oem bmw, or a generic higher-end custom made cover..
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Old 10-31-2011, 12:28 AM   #9
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+1 for the Bavarian Auto ultimate. Love it. Ridiculously, doesn't come with a grommets for the antenna, but I improvised...
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Old 11-01-2011, 10:41 AM   #10
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I use mine all year round...it is firkin awesome! Like $50? Lol
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