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Old 01-12-2013, 03:32 PM
Pela84 Pela84 is offline
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Location: Tucson, AZ
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Mein Auto: 1990 bmw 525i
First 5 series - new owner questions

Hey I just bought a auto 1990 525i with 210k miles for $1500. The head was replaced 15k miles ago, timing belt replaced 20k ago... new suspension all around, newish tires (rubber goes fast here in the southwest, though). New hoses all around (except the lower radiator).

Although I already bought it (it was a pretty good deal - I couldn't pass it up), I was wondering if there are things specific to this car that I should look out for (common problems). The only real concern I have is the transmission having 210k miles on it... I read mixed reviews about the trans. and wonder if anybody has input on the reliability of it. It feels really solid, but I am used to a clutch and a stick. Shift points feel odd on down shift.

Thank in advance,
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