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Old 05-30-2005, 03:38 PM
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Another step or manual question . . .

Ok, if I do get an E90 when my lease is up, I would prefer to get a manual.
My current slush box is convenient, but I think these cars were meant for manual transmissions. Since I am considering buying my next car if I planned to keep it a long time, I think the slush box would probably be dead by 80k.


However: wife won't drive manual (but she may not drive any way with new turn signals.) Plus, if the thing is gremlin-ridden, it's easier to sell.

Oh, the pain . . . what should I do?
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Old 05-30-2005, 03:43 PM
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When is the lease up on your wife?
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Old 05-30-2005, 03:57 PM
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Originally Posted by pony_trekker
Ok, if I do get an E90 when my lease is up, I would prefer to get a manual.
My current slush box is convenient, but I think these cars were meant for manual transmissions. Since I am considering buying my next car if I planned to keep it a long time, I think the slush box would probably be dead by 80k.


However: wife won't drive manual (but she may not drive any way with new turn signals.) Plus, if the thing is gremlin-ridden, it's easier to sell.

Oh, the pain . . . what should I do?
The wife problem can be solved by:

1) Promise her that she can pick the next car.
2) Get her a new jewel.
3) Convice her that driving a BMW stick is very easy. it won't slip when you start uphill.
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Old 05-30-2005, 04:00 PM
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If your wife has her own car, is it really that big a deal if she doesn't drive yours? If its not a big deal, go for the manual.
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Old 05-30-2005, 05:13 PM
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Ok, if I do get an E90 when my lease is up, I would prefer to get a manual.
My current slush box is convenient, but I think these cars were meant for manual transmissions. Since I am considering buying my next car if I planned to keep it a long time, I think the slush box would probably be dead by 80k.


However: wife won't drive manual (but she may not drive any way with new turn signals.) Plus, if the thing is gremlin-ridden, it's easier to sell.

Oh, the pain . . . what should I do?
Oh COME ON! Who wears the pants in your family! Go down right the heck now and ask her what your opinion should be!
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Old 05-30-2005, 05:58 PM
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Oh COME ON! Who wears the pants in your family! Go down right the heck now and ask her what your opinion should be!
She doesn't care she's cool with it and we have a car for her. But there is a once in a while when I have to load the wagon up leaving her to fend.
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Old 05-31-2005, 06:44 AM
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An auto will NEVER replace a manual....

But any woman can be replaced

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Old 05-31-2005, 07:35 AM
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An auto will NEVER replace a manual....

But any woman can be replaced

At what cost?
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Old 05-31-2005, 08:03 AM
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much less than a new E90
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My wife wanted a Mini Cooper S when she changed jobs and didn't have a company van supplied, but had never driven a stick.
We picked the MCS on the 31st of december, in the snow, and she just learned to drive the 6-speed over a weekend - just be patient and show her
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Old 06-09-2005, 02:48 AM
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My wife wanted a Mini Cooper S when she changed jobs and didn't have a company van supplied, but had never driven a stick.
We picked the MCS on the 31st of december, in the snow, and she just learned to drive the 6-speed over a weekend - just be patient and show her
Ummm, mind is made up. Either I get a manual or a Toyota 4runner.

http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/sho...=1#post1219535
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Old 06-09-2005, 03:35 AM
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Ummm, mind is made up. Either I get a manual or a Toyota 4runner.

http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/sho...=1#post1219535
The link above is to a post by "RachelS". Be aware that RachelS is chronically dissatisfied with her 325i and has posted many complaints over at e90post. I'm not sure that you should be guided by her opinions. IMHO she has little good to say about her 325. The e90post people have expressed this opinion too.
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Old 06-09-2005, 05:05 AM
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When is the lease up on your wife?

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Old 06-09-2005, 10:43 AM
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The link above is to a post by "RachelS". Be aware that RachelS is chronically dissatisfied with her 325i and has posted many complaints over at e90post. I'm not sure that you should be guided by her opinions. IMHO she has little good to say about her 325. The e90post people have expressed this opinion too.
Hi John

I just paid cash 40K for a car. i have had many many luxury cars by all makers.

Please don't get me wrong, I am a person that believes in getting their monies worth...

Yes, I have a few problems, that is what these forums are about, not just to see who can get the biggest wheels on their car....

Today, I had a glich in my NAV, it froze...had to reset it. I will not elaborate any more as I will not post anything anymore..
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Old 06-09-2005, 10:50 AM
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The steptronic has a history of premature failure in the E46...though I cannot help but suspect that it's due to the fact that BMW claims there is no need to change the transmission fluid (something that I, personally, find ridiculous). If you do decide to change it, the process is difficult and time-consuming, unlike what's required to accomplish the same thing on a manual trans car.

If you intend to keep the car up to or beyond 100,000 miles, this is important to consider.
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Old 06-09-2005, 11:26 AM
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This forum is a good place to report problem. Please don't stop, Rachel.

I feel the pain to pay so much money and get the issue so soon. It looks like the more expensive the car, the more problem it has.

I have zip problem with my 91 Sentra SE-R until I donate it.
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Old 06-09-2005, 11:31 AM
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She may not drive anyway with new turn signals? What do you mean?
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