01-14-2013, 10:40 PM
New to S5X Tinkering
Location: Next door bring tools and beer.
Join Date: Jan 2011
Mein Auto: 1995 e34 S52b32/5
Originally Posted by snowsled7
These are pretty durable cars That said, you will be on a continual maintenance program since it is a 20+ yr old high end vehicle.
Originally Posted by rv6rick
I have the same car and would NEVER buy another one. It's basically like driving a tank with airconditioning. I parked mine in the garage a couple weeks ago,....came back 7 days later and it gave up the ghost. I've checked everything under the sun and everything imaginable and it still won't start.
You can have mine for free...come get it....it has only a couple hundred miles on a brand new set of tires
. Interior is almost perfect. By the weekend we are going to push it out of the garage and into the woods behind our house. In about a hundred years it will melt right back into Mother Earth
Free Tip - I would NOT buy that car
Rick in Ohio
Yes these are 20+ year old cars who in their prime were the good expensive imports from europe.
They will (within reason) take pretty much anything you throw at it.
However they are again 20+ year old cars.
There will be some maintenance... expect it, understand it, love it (not really), deal with it.
And not all of it will not be pretty.
If the idea of turning a wrench is not your cup of tea.
Then maybe these cars aren't for you. Go honda. Just honest.
It's like having kids.
You should already understand that they will cry, make a mess of things and/or themselves,
do some things that question your own intelligence, break a bone, get cuts, scrapes and some bruises.
They will just require some attention and love to make them happy and fly right.
If not then sell and by a honda.
Just being honest.
I agree autos are not the most ideal to dive into on a elder BMW.
But if it's strong and not jerky.
Drive it till it falls out and replace with a 5 speed manual.
Don't bother rebuilding the auto trans. Waste of time and money.
A 5 or 6 speed manual e34 is the epicenter of asphalt clitorical pleasure.
Last edited by MySatinDoll; 01-14-2013 at 10:42 PM.