Reviewed By Robert G (Wallingford, PA) Reviewed for a 1997 BMW Z3 —12/13/2005 8:27 AM
The StromProof car cover fits my BMW Z3 like a glove -- the mirror pockets were perfectly positioned; however, I was disappointed that I had to punch the hole for the antenna grommet. A truly "custom-fit"car cover should have provided an option for the antenna hole. You've got to be REALLY careful about positioning the antenna hole - follow the old rule. measure twice, cut once! Btw, I would suggest affixing a small piece of duct tape to the inside of the cover when punching any holes in the fabric in order to add some support and prevent the fabric from accidentally tearing. The cover has performed reasonably well in all weather conditions. While it does a good job shedding moderate amounts of rainwater, torrential downpours do penetrate the fabric, but only slightly. I would recommend using a bungee tie to secure the center grommets under the car and prevent the cover from blowing off. Despite the great fit, I found that sustained winds of 35 mph or higher were too much for the cover without a tie-down. The fabric provides excellent protection from snow and sleet. It does feel a bit brittle in sub-freezing temps; but so far, I have found no evidence of tearing or cracking. My son has an "official" BMW car cover for his Z3 and indicated that he likes the fit and performance of my StormProof cover better than his. Overall a good value - I hope it lasts for many years.