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      01-14-2013, 09:21 PM   #1
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My M5 is here!!! But... :(

I have to wait about two weeks before picking it up due to some personal reason. There were some rain and strong wind here in SoCal lately. Should I be worried that my car is left in the outdoor dealership parking lot for two weeks?
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      01-14-2013, 09:38 PM   #2
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Rain and wind? Really? Worried about what exactly? If they left the windows open, then yes. You should worry. If theyre all closed up, I think you may just be ok. I hear the Blue cars are ok in the rain.



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Rain and wind? Really? Worried about what exactly? If they left the windows open, then yes. You should worry. If theyre all closed up, I think you may just be ok. I hear the Blue cars are ok in the rain.



Good luck with your new beast. What color is your interior?
Thanks. The unique blue/orange combo!
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If you got frozen blue it will melt if left out in bad weather that long.

Better call and make sure they keep it covered.
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If you got frozen blue it will melt if left out in bad weather that long.

Better call and make sure they keep it covered.
It's not frozen blue, it's Monte Carlo Blue. Should I be worried?
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It's not frozen blue, it's Monte Carlo Blue. Should I be worried?
BMW sells cars in other places than California where it actually rains more often than there is sunny days. There should be no reasons to worry about the car being able to withstand rain...
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It's not frozen blue, it's Monte Carlo Blue. Should I be worried?
is this guy for real??? LOL
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BMW sells cars in other places than California where it actually rains more often than there is sunny days. There should be no reasons to worry about the car being able to withstand rain...
Exactly- we have mild winters... its what a clear coat is for

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is this guy for real??? LOL
I was gonna ask the same.... if one is worried about a car in the rain I suggest the Bus.
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Demand a new car. This is an outrage. Your car should be on the showroom floor with velvet ropes around it and under no circumstances should it EVER be taken outside. Like ever.
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If you got frozen blue it will melt if left out in bad weather that long.

Better call and make sure they keep it covered.
It's not frozen blue, it's Monte Carlo Blue. Should I be worried?
You are fucked. The acid rain will rust your car away with 2 weeks.

I suggest you get a bridge loan and buy it earlier.
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German cars are not built to endure rain and/or wind, since Germany has a sunny and moderate climate all year round. Your situation clearly warrants a complimentary 2 day M school, free 100k warranty and maintenance, and at least a $10k discount. I would expect nothing less.
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Is this thread for real?
Of course. Some of us take weather damage seriously. Who wants to spend 100k+ on a weather damaged car!
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Heavy wind can cause dust particle contamination on the rotors and thus brake failure. It pits the surface and bonds creating a very uneven surface. Less surface contact means less stopping power.

Ceramic brakes do not have this issue, so if the car is going to be outside that long I strongly suggest upgrading the brakes.

Either way you need to call the dealership and make them aware of your concerns. They should know that if they pit and bond your brakes or melt your paint they are responsible.

Good luck buddy.
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Guys, please take this thread seriously. We are currently experiencing some severe cold weather here, many people have been affected, not to mention the number of cars that are left stranded out in this perfect storm right now.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature...&v=_6t-EjrtD3U
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It's 25 at night up here and 32-38 during the day. My black sapphire is now frozen black.

Icy and not fun. Love to have your 48 degree "arctic blast"
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Are we talking about rain and some wind, or hurricane conditions?
Those are just some of the conditions that can destroy a BMW parked outside. Lets not forget:

Hail
Tornadoes
Sandstorms (SoCal is close to the Mojave desert)
Random gravitational singularities
Earthquakes
Cyclones

Plus

- Squirrels have been known to get in the engine bay and eat all the wiring
- Elves have been known to vandalize or even steal cars on dealer lots
- Homeless people have been know to take shelter by breaking car windows and then sleeping in the backseat while using the front passenger seat as a bathroom
- Registered democrat voters have been known to repossess these cars to give away to the lazy, oops , I mean disadvantaged
- Frenchmen getting confused that it might be New Years Eve and torching it
- Vancouver tourists smashing the car for recreational entertainment

Yep. The dealer lot is no place to store a BMW.
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Never, ever, ever, ever, ever outside. Like ever.

I recently had a private tunnel commissioned from my garage to my work so that I can commute without ever driving my M5 outside. Like ever. Best thing I've ever done. Pricey but so worth it.
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      01-15-2013, 07:55 PM   #19
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Those are just some of the conditions that can destroy a BMW parked outside. Lets not forget:

Hail
Tornadoes
Sandstorms (SoCal is close to the Mojave desert)
Random gravitational singularities
Earthquakes
Cyclones

Plus

- Squirrels have been known to get in the engine bay and eat all the wiring
- Elves have been known to vandalize or even steal cars on dealer lots
- Homeless people have been know to take shelter by breaking car windows and then sleeping in the backseat while using the front passenger seat as a bathroom
- Registered democrat voters have been known to repossess these cars to give away to the lazy, oops , I mean disadvantaged
- Frenchmen getting confused that it might be New Years Eve and torching it
- Vancouver tourists smashing the car for recreational entertainment

Yep. The dealer lot is no place to store a BMW.
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your lucky they are even storing it for you.
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Acid rain is actually a problem, even in some areas of CA. A new car that I bought was damaged by acid rain shortly after I bought it (new car bad luck strikes again).

The worst is actually drizzle that beads on your car, and then the sun comes out, with the water drops acting as magnifying glasses resulting in much heat. This causes a chemical reaction resulting in acid which leaves marks in your clearcoat when the drops dry. Sometimes the rain itself is acidic from polution, and sometimes it just mixes with some dry acidic dirt particles that fell on your car separately before the rain.

It's quite nasty when this happens. I typically try to keep at least my hood, roof, and top of the trunk clean. Also, I try to wipe drizzle water beads when I can before they dry. Obviously, I can't always baby the car like this.

By the way, cars get damaged, and there isn't much you can do about it really... Stones hitting the windshield hard on the highway and leaving marks (or worse - chips and cracks) is another type of unavoidable damage that I hate. If you ever see how they replace windshields, you'll understand why that's not something you want to end up having to do...
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No kidding. I once had acid rain eat through my roof and total the car.
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