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My E36 has a 4-speed.
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Well, yes. It's got a GM box BMW for some reason fitted to US cars. Euro BMWs have a 5 speed ZF.
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Dave Plowman (News) wrote:

Except that, for whatever reason, automatic trans failure is still a fairly rare occurrence on US made cars.
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IME and IMO, that statement is false. Most automatics have been designed to last only 100K-125K miles before failing. However, I believe that the manufacturers have had to get better lately, and exceptions - Ford C6 truck tranny for instance - have always existed.
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I've got a good ol' GM 3 speed auto on one car and those fail every 100,000 or so. Easy enough to fix, though. Dunno how I'd get on with a modern box.
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Victor Faraday wrote:

is that 3641 US dollars? i think that's seriously overpriced... when you say 'bmw shops' does that mean dealer or just bmw specialists? i would imagine an auto rebuild would come in at under $2000 unless the hard parts were also stuffed
86000 miles is a joke, they should go 150+ ..
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Yep.
Agreed, but it was the only show in town. I checked with four differenct places, and they were all quoting the same.... actually one place said I could take one for $4500, also rebuilt.

I mean BMW repair shops, not dealerships. Of course one place also worked on Volvos.

I agree 100%, they should, and have for me in past cars.
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