In Reply to: Dog in my 323 posted by Michael Dulas on November 24, 1999 at 12:21:09:
: I am considering purchasing a puppy and have a question for you dog owners:
: Has anyone purchased the seatcover that BMW makes for the E46? If so how do you like it? What areas of the rear passenger area does it protect? I am specifically worried about the wood trim on the rear doors.
Believe it or not, I had a Great Dane that loved to go with me where ever I went. I had a big dog, but I also had (still have) a big car (740iL). What I did was great, I removed the ski bag, so he could poke his head between the rear seats. This was perfect, as he had all the fresh air he could want, had a comfortable laying pad in the back, could see where we were going, and was always restrained in case of sudden stops (...imagine what a flying +150lbs. dog will do).
Now don't get upset, these were not 5 hour trips. More like 30 min (not even) rides. Also, I layed back there in the trunk a number of times to make sure it was OK for him. He never protested, in fact he would actually try to jump in before I could even open the trunk!
I loved that dog, unfortunately he developed a mast cell cancer, and despite an operation, he passed away. The car is not the same.