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Old 12-21-2012, 03:38 AM
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Originally Posted by CALWATERBOY View Post are looking at a high mileage future, shoulda bought a diesel
True but there are already cheap used E9x motors on the market from wrecked cars. New vehicles are so affordable that most cars are junked at 120->150K miles.

Most diesels these days have turbos, high pressure DI, bluetech and a bunch of other things to go wrong... now electric cars... they are simple motors and will run forever

Originally Posted by SD Z4MR View Post
Failure of the hydraulic pump on E85 (rag top) Z4s (2002-2008) is a known problem and the Z4 forums have many accounts of hydraulic pump failure.
Will never have a failure on my MX-5's roof motor. Just two years later try finding a new 5sp car with manual roof. Most are auto transmission, maybe 10% 6sp but most have the Power Retractable Hard Top.

Six Euro Deliveries since December 1998 (Owned E46, E90, E91, E92 and E93)

28 vehicles in 26 years of driving so far. Guess I like cars

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