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Old 10-06-2012, 09:17 AM
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Originally Posted by BlueAngel M3
I've been driving BMW's for over 20 years, and one thing I experienced their auto trans is junk just like any other brand.
Yup. It's a given, automatics always require a lot more maintenance-per-mile than a manual. Not exclusive to BMW. But I gotta wonder, if you knew this before hand, why would you think this car would be any different?

Sporty cars, automatic transmissions, and spirited male youths is certainly not a reliable combination.

The cars are pushing over 20 years now and many have well over 130,000 fairly abusive miles.

Look on youtube for example...almost every video of someone mugging for the camera is doing donuts, extended burnouts, and generally driving like an ass with an automatic. This applies to any make. Folks can only beat the snot out of something for so long before it fails.

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Originally Posted by BlueAngel M3
I will put this piece of sh*t up for sale.
I can appreciate that feeling. Hard broke cars suck big-time. Sounds like it's just time to move on to another project.
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