Originally Posted by bob318
So when i bought my car there was a small spot on the roof where the clear coat was starting to come off. I washed my car the other day and when it dried i noticed that there were about 5 3inch patchs of clear coat missing. Why did this happen? Any ideas? Anyone by chance know a ball park price on how much this is gonna cost to fix. My poor car. Its really going down hill. Its a 95 318ti and i just hit 120k yesterday. The fan thats behind the radiator went out about 2000 miles ago. When i let my car warm up the temp just keeps climbing until i get driving and then it drops back down to normal. My 3rd gear sincro is pretty much gone too. Im pretty disapointed in the previous owner. If you buy a BMW treat it like one.
: Take care of your car and it will last.
: I guess thats what i get for buying a car with 114k. Its a beautiful car but i think its time to start the search again and just get a 325i. Well let me know if you guys know anything about the clear coat. Thanks alot guys,
Repaint the roof if you care that much, anything could have caused that.. an acorn, sun, you name it.
Sounds like your waterpump is on its last legs, replace that before you drive the car anymore.
As for the transmission, theyre cheap, but before replacing it, at least try new fluid, it can sometimes help tremendously.
114k is absolutely nothing for a bmw, but you cant expect a car to require 0 maintanence.