My 80,000-mile 1999 523 auto has been making a speed-related wah-wah-wah
sound that's been slowly developing over the last year or so. I've had it
checked by a garage I trust and there's apparently nothing wrong with the
wheel bearings, brakes, shafts or any of the other oily bits underneath that
go round. The tyres too have been checked - no flat spots or bulges etc.
Since I've had the car from new the tyres have been replaced three or four
times and the brake pads once, but no other wear-and-tear items have been
The noise isn't harsh, or screeching or grinding - I've listened at the side
of the road as the car has been driven past in neutral at 20-25 mph and I
can't make out where the sound is coming from.