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Old 01-17-2013, 10:55 PM
jhurless jhurless is offline
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I have also heard a lot of these rumors about BMW transmissions going out, especially in Southern California. People actually joking about "almost time for a transmission" like it was a common thing.

On the contrary, I have worked on these cars for the last 5 years and have literally not seen one come in that needed a transmission. That doesn't mean that they don't break, I'm sure they do, especially with the way a lot of SoCal folks drive. But in my experience (in the Northwest US), I have yet to see one go bad.

With good maintenance and reasonable driving, I don't think you have anything to worry about.

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