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In 2005 XXX fitted a runflat Bridgestone tyre to my SEAT Leon Cupra (can’t say a bad word about the car). I was sold it as a “special deal”. Having found the invoice it doesn’t appear to be special at...
I have a BMW 320D Coupe M Sport – 255 tyres rear and 225 front on 18 in rims. Very satisfied with car, BUT ride / handling is awful, if I hit a bump at speed car ‘jumps’ off course, which does not instil...
I have a BMW 530D Auto - coming up for its 5th birthday. I am pretty pleased with it and plan to keep it for about 2 or 3 more years. My only niggle really is that the ride is a bit harsh - I have low-profile...
My wife's BMW 330 convertible (purchased new and now 18 months old) developed a puncture in the nearside rear tyre, which is a Dunlop 'runflat'. The car has covered less than 15,000 miles and tread depth...
Am I correct in assuming that the runflat tyres you refer to are on BMWs, or are they readily available on all so-called ‘quality’ cars.
I have a BMW 330 SE Coupe and was interested in your comments re Michelin Primacy HP last Saturday. Since fitting these to the wife's VW Golf V5 Tiptronic with Sports Suspension last year they have absolutely...
I have now had two punctures on my 2007 Renault Grand Scenic and each time required a new tyre as the foam inflator apparently ruins the tyre. I am trying to locate a space-saver spare. Can you help? A...
Before too long I could be looking to buy a new car. My ‘normal’ private purchases are Mercedes/Audi/BMW. For each of these I have (to me) a major concern: the absence of a ‘proper’ spare wheel. The systems...
A few weeks ago you published a letter from a reader that gave details of a company that could supply runflat tyres for his BMW at less cost than a BMW dealer would charge. I cut the letter out for future...
I purchased a low mileage Mercedes C220 CDI coupe from a Mercedes franchise, part of a major chain of UK franchises. A new tyre was needed after a couple of thousand miles, so I took it to a well known...
 

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