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- Mini Cooper S; Dodge Dakota 4X4
It wasn't "like".......It was actually coming apart
and window regulators and suspension bushings and power steering hoses and valve cover gaskets and LCD displays. I don't mean to beat a dead horse here---there are some aspects of the E39s I also like very much. It's just that it's the kind of car you want to be very pro-active about.
Miles are right there where it needs thousands in preventative maintenanceGold star for that comment. 80K is just about when an old BMW opens its mouth and wants to be fed IMO. It's when I tell people without resources, DIY experience or friends in the biz to bail out of a German car--or at least before 99,999.
In any event, a complete PPI would be a great idea. Some known weaknesses might include control arm bushings, cooling system problems and electronic glitches.
I haven't really trusted CR since they steered me wrong on a canoe back in 1974. I've relied much more on enthusiasts for advice since then (and that's a lot easier since the net came around).Steve, that's a 42 year grudge. Time to let go, man
Oh yeah, my latest ride is a Dodge.
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Short Answer: Take the plates off and turn them into DMV, as directed in the link AND get a "surrender receipt".