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I've read a ton of the threads in this forum, and it would seem that way. Their opinion could be based on a buddy's story, who knows. However I did notice that significant transmission problems seem to be common. Hopefully the fellow who left his car in Kentucky for a few months makes out allright.
Mind you, people that are trouble free never post just to say they love the car! Threads are usually someone with an issue that needs help.
The E38 is an amazing car, I have one, but all those things do happen sometime in its life.
The trouble was when the E32 was built it was built by German mechanics with heart and pride and it was built to last forever,but the E38 was sadly built by BMW accountants, so it takes a bit more love,care and attention to keep this marque going.
Believe me I love mine to bits, but I do have to work on her a bit more than an E32 and spend a few more £££ on her, but will continue to do so.
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