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Old 02-05-2013, 08:22 AM
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How to identify potential engine/tranny issues when test driving

Rookie here! I don't know much about cars, but I do know what I like!!

I'm planning on doing some 2011 3 series sedan test driving this weekend, but needed some tips. Can anyone throw out a few tips I should keep in mind while test driving? I'm concerned I might oversee an engine and/or transmission (auto) issue. The few of issues I thought about were:

1) Does the engine sound normal,
2) With my foot on the brake, does the car shift smoothely when changing gears from Park, Reverse and Drive, and
3) Do the gears shift smoothely when accelerating.

Does anyone think I missed anything else crucial?
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