If you don't drive it like John Force, and service it every couple of years (ignore what BMW says about "lifetime" trans fluid...it's a lie) it will probably last at least another 50k. The one in my '95 318 has almost 231K miles, but the little four-banger doesn't beat on a transmission like a six does. If/when it goes out, buy a used one for a few hundred and keep going, or do a 5 speed swap and enjoy the car even more.
Quotes to live by:
guessing gets expensive...drivinfaster
nothing is more expensive than a cheap BMW...c4harpe13
buying a ratty example (of a BMW) is a parasitic relationship.(and you ain't the mosquito) 7pilot
Ken Kanne, Silverhill, AL, E36 & New Member Intro Forum Mod/Bimmerfest Misplaced-Posting Tow Truck
BMW-CCA #441426 My E30 makes me do
stupid FUN things.
1995 318is "Bebe"; 1993 325is "Elvira"; 1985 635CSi "Katja"; 1984 633CSi "Sylvia"; 1987 325is "Odette"